© Hans Decoz
When an individual gets married and is comfortable taking on a partner’s name, there is a very good chance the name change will not only help strengthen the relationship, but will also have a beneficial impact on the individuals who adopt the new name (or hyphenated name). On one hand (if only one partner adopts the other’s name) this individual clearly sacrifices a part of his/her makeup by dropping or changing the surname. But, by the same token, certain "energies" from the other partner and his/her ancestors (see Ancestral Influences) may well make up for that.
If you are considering a name change, you may want try it out in the Name Advisor for People reading (available in The World Numerology Collection). Or, for a full reading, create a Personality Profile using the new name.
As a numerologist, I make a distinction between "organic" name changes, and "artificial" name changes.
Organic name changes are the result of events that are a natural part of a one's evolution. This might include marriage, or an aspiring musician or actor who is told by an agent that the artist's current last name could be an obstacle to success (think Bernie Hackenburgermeister or Joshua Delpoopooh). In that case, a name change is a natural next step in the artist's life. An organic name change can also be the result of an individual’s realization that the current name doesn't fit his/her personality – or the name might be connected to a disliked parent or ancestor. There are many reasons to change one's name in this organic way, and many that can be beneficial to the individual.
Artificial name changes, however, are names designed in the (almost always) futile attempt to add or remove certain attributes without going through the normal process of learning, overcoming obstacles, and so forth. It is disheartening to hear about "numerologists" who suggest that someone change a name to “add an 8 in order to become rich and famous”, or to add a 5 to overcome shyness. If a numerologist - or anyone for that matter - tells you changing your name will help you become a happier, healthier, or wealthier human being, the person is either incompetent or a con.
There is a big difference between an individual who feels the need to change their name, and a name change meant to be a shortcut to a happier and more successful life. There are no shortcuts and trying to skip ahead throws a monkey wrench into the natural evolution of your life's path.
Yes - and almost certainly in a positive way. A rule of thumb: The name closest in makeup to the name given at birth is the more favorable to you and to what you want out of this life – especially when you are single. There are, however, plenty of exceptions.
It is surprising how many people who change their name for organic reasons (marriage, adoption, career requirements) as opposed to artificial reasons, intuitively or coincidentally acquire a name with just the right number combinations to make a positive impact.
Also consider that the age-old practice of a woman surrendering her last name to adopt her husband’s is often beneficial to the relationship. This is not as much about “surrender” as it is about sharing the same name (or a part of the same name when both names are used).
I would advise to have both last names analyzed, and a combination with both names included, because, as I mentioned earlier, there are plenty of exceptions.
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