When changing names and a new name is established, the attributes of the previous name recede into the background over a seven-year period. Similarly, the new name’s traits are added during this time. It is like an hourglass where the sands, or attributes, shift over a seven-year time period from being on one side of the glass to the other. The new name integrates itself into the personality while, simultaneously, the old one’s effects are diminished. This means a person totally loses the influence of the old name, unless the old name was the birth name. The name given to a person at birth is like the old flooring under the new carpet. It is part of one’s foundation. A person cannot completely lose the characteristics of his/her birth name; it is still there, just like the original flooring. Yet it is not as visible because other people will see the new traits or carpet first. So, even when a birth name has been changed, it is still the foundation. No one ever fully gets rid of the birth name’s influence. This also applies to adopted children and even people with amnesia.
Are you voluntarily changing your name, or being forced to change it?
Changing names is not as unusual as one might think. Many people use a different name than their original birth name. This is done in two different ways. First, when it is voluntary. It is an individual’s conscious choice and the person decides his own new name, as when William prefers being called Bill, or Robert prefers to be called Bob.
Second, when it is involuntary, and your name gets changed against your will as when another person thrusts a nickname upon you. Many people use nicknames that they have accepted from someone else, usually a family member. Impressions of people change when given a new name.
For more information on nicknames, go to the page on nicknames.
Changing names to gain more star power
One reason people voluntarily change their name is to give their monikers more ‘star appeal’. Celebrities and their agents are aware of the importance of a name and want a name that can light up a marquee.
Changing names made a big difference in the lives of these movie stars. The name Archibald Alec Leach just doesn’t have the same chivalrousness as does Cary Grant, nor does Betty Joan Perske sound as spirited as Lauren Bacall or Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta sounds as appealing as Lady Gaga. Larry King is a Hollywood personality who changed his name at the behest of a Miami radio producer because Lawrence Harvey Zeiger just wouldn’t do.
Changing names? How can face reading help?
Planning on changing your name? May we suggest seeing both someone who specializes in names, such as myself, AND also seeing someone who specializes in reading faces.
What does your face say about you and would you like your name to match so that you are congruent? May I suggest Naomi Tickle? As Naomi says: What Makes People Tick and Why - The Answers Are in the Face.
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Her skills are remarkable. She is so right on! Another great way to know more about yourself!
Changing Names During Marriages and Divorces
Deciding whether or not changing names when getting married is beneficial can best be accomplished by comparing the maiden name to the married name. This will often indicate where the individual is most likely to change and how the environment around the person will change. This comparison also gives an indication of the challenges and gifts that will come with the marriage.
Some people do not choose to adopt their partner’s name. In these cases, only by comparing the partner's names is it possible to evaluate how healthy the marriage will be. One can still evaluate how the marriage is likely to influence the couple’s personalities. Comparing the partners’ full names will indicate where the likely conflicts, if any, may occur in the marriage. Hyphenated names can also be discussed to see if this is a viable solution.
During a divorce, some people choose to keep their acquired married name and some do not. For those who wish to forsake the married name, it is nice to know that its influence is totally negated within seven years because it is not a birth name.
Many divorcees choose to keep the married name in order to keep the positive characteristics that were added. To summarize, effects from married names can be negated. The influence of the birth name is never totally negated.
Do you want to know whether it is in your best interest to take on your fiancee's name? Schedule a reading with Sharón and find out.