A favourite preoccupation of parents-to-be is the discussion of possible names for the baby, leading to lists of possible names being jotted down, discussed, discarded, re-included and debated.
Choosing a name for your precious baby is so important that many parents feel they need to have the decision settled well before the birth. For anyone who understands numerology, though, there are good reasons to wait until after the baby’s exact date of birth is known before finally deciding on a name or names.
The number combinations on a person’s chart influence the energies under which that person operates throughout their life, so it's important to have the first name (the one the child will be called every day) compatible with the baby’s birth date energies. Life is likely to run more smoothly for those who are surrounded and supported by positive energy vibrations.
Remember, too, that sound is a vibration and that the child needs to feel happy when it hears and speaks its own name. Every time a person’s name is used it sets up vibrations which are either positive or negative.
Sound of any kind has a tremendous impact on the human nervous system and every time a name is used it sets up wavelengths or vibrations that either soothe or irritate. A name has an effect on the whole psyche, impacting inwardly when the child hears their name and outwardly when the child says their own name - a double whammy, whether it's positive or negative.
A few simple guidelines can help demystify the process of working out combined birth and name charts, making it easier for parents to settle on a name.
In general, avoid names whose letters resonate to multiple occurrences of the same letter. One occurrence of any number is acceptable. Two of the same number can be acceptable. Three 'i's are also acceptable, but three or more occurrences of any other number in a name chart gives the name a difficult, sometimes adverse, energy vibration.
So, an ideal name should have:
• No more than three 1s (A, J, S)
• No more than two 2s (B, K, T) (all children born after 1999 will have at least one 2 in their birth chart, so adding too many in the name can cause difficulties)
• No more than two 3s (C, L, U)
• No more than two 4s (D, M, V) (if possible, use only one 4)
• No more than two 5s (E, N, W)
• No more than two 6s (F, O, X)
• No more than one 7 (G, P, Y) (if possible, do without a 7 on the name chart if there is already a 7 on the birth chart).
Excerpt taken from Numerology for your Family by Rosemaree Templeton.
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