Should you change your name for marriage?

Changing Your Name for Marriage Will Change You.

As a numerologist, I make a distinction between organic and artificial name changes.

Organic name changes are the result of events that are a natural part of a one's evolution. An obvious "organic" reason would be marriage. However, times are changing and more and more women prefer to keep their maiden name.

As a rule of thumb, that is a good choice, because there should be no need to sacrifice a part of who you are for any reason, including marriage. And that is exactly what you do when you take on your partner's name - you sacrifice a piece of yourself.

Changing Your Name for Artificial Reasons

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, you are getting bad advise.

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.


What does numerology say about going back to my maiden name?

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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