Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for Name

What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

Says Juliet in Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet.

I beg to differ. A name is important. It gives identity to the person, institution or thing.

The moment one mentions the name of my son, my face lits up with a smile and my heart grows fonder. Sadness overwhelms me, when someone speaks about a loved one I lost. Anger swells in my whole being when I hear about that one person whom I have come to hate. Nostalgia flies in when someone talks about my alma mater.

What does that mean?!!...Names do matter.

We are able to conjure up a mental image only if we can associate it with a name. 

From what I have come to understand, our destinies too are determined by the name we are given. We become what the name suggests we are.

That explains the crazy drive of celebrities who change their name after consultation with numerologists.
That explains why would-be-parents spends hours over the internet searching for names for their unborn child.

As for Juliet, she didn’t need a name for Romeo. She was obsessed with him and her every thought began and ended on him. What use did she have for a name?

See this video to understand the importance of a name according to numerology.

While writing this post, I too researched on my name. This is the result. 

Want to check what your name means? Click HERE

Here is another result from another similar site.

The source of this result is HERE..

Come on, tell me what you think...

This post is a part of Blogging from A-Z April Challenge.

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was first held in 2010. The challenge is that we have to post every day of April, except on the four Sundays. April 1st is a theme with letter A, 2nd with letter B and so on till April 30th which will be Z themed. My theme is #Learning Everyday, I post about new random things every day.


  1. I agree with you completely. Name which is one's identity is important and a bad name sticks to the person forever :) Of course a person has an option to change his/her name but often does not do it due to sentimental value :) We wrote on the same topic Preethi :)

  2. Wow!! It's really a very good post :) Informative as well .....Ya it's true to say that name matters as that's how we recognize people and places :)
    And thanks for sharing the above link ....

  3. I am now tempted to find what those websites have to say about my name :) Thanks for this very interesting post.

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

  4. Names are very important. Though I sometimes wonder if parents consider the actual meaning of the names they give to their children. I know of many people who name their children for family members. My name Cheryl is of French origin and means beloved or darling. But my middle name,Cecelia, which was given to me to honor my maternal grandmother who passed away right before I was born, is of Latin and English origin and means blind.

    Katherine Zoe, which we named one of our girls, has names of Greek origin that mean pure/chaste and life. The other daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, has a name whose origins are Hebrew, meaning princess and pledged to God.

  5. Yes of course names matter. Some even modify names based on advice of numerologists. :)

  6. Aha, I was going to do Name for N today! But you did a better job than I would have: well done. I like that you get into the meaning of the name, I wasn't even going to go that direction.

    Visiting via A to Z from Pass the Sour Cream. Co-Author (with my sons) of The Secret of Kite Hill.