Every metaphysical science, including numerology, is about recognizing the hidden relationships between the visible and the invisible, the obvious and the obscure, matter and energy. Nothing stands alone in this universe. Everything is connected to everything else. It is simply a matter of following a thread. Sometimes the connections are obvious. Sometimes they are not.
The concept that your name as given at birth reveals much about you as a human being; your personality, your likes and dislikes, your talents and your weaknesses, may be somewhat strange on the surface, but a closer look offers a different picture.
On our web site, you will find one of my favorite subjects Language and Numbers. It talks about the "coincidental" relationships between common words, and the things they represent. Take a word and analyze it as you would a person's name. For example, let's look at the words river and tree.
River has a Heart's Desire of 5, meaning movement, freedom, dynamism, and change. Its Personality number is 22, revealing that it is one of the most powerful forces in nature. It slices through obstacles. The 9 Expression means that it gives of itself for the well-being of all.
Tree provides a wonderful array of numbers, beginning with its 1 Heart's Desire, suggesting its independence and its strong will to survive. A tree's upright form itself suggests the 1. Its Personality number is 11, showing its spiritual nature its reaching up toward heaven and its inspirational influence to all. Its 3 Expression symbolizes the ability to communicate both its spiritual power and beauty.
When people first started using words, sounds I should say, they were perhaps just guttural noise used to warn each other of approaching danger. Or picture some Neanderthal using smacking sounds to show appreciation for the chunk of meat he is putting his big crooked teeth in. Or soft moaning sounds to express desire for a woman. What these sounds had in common, is that they were suitable to the occasion. Even at such an early stage in our evolution we had enough intuition and sense of emotional effect, to apply the proper sounds to an event. From there, we evolved, very slowly, and became capable of expressing more detail (finesse?). First, there was one sound used to warn the tribe that danger was approaching. Next, we developed two distinctly different sounds for the same purpose; to warn of danger. But one was used for mammoths, another one for bears. Et voila. The birth of language.
Even in those early days, when Neanderthals roamed the earth and Homo Sapiens were the future (has anything really changed?), we had the intuitive connection down pretty good. We didn't use soft smacking sounds when we were about to be overrun by a herd of big hairy elephants, and we didn't scream and roar in pure panic when we wanted to express warm and fuzzy feelings for each other. (Although I have known some people ....... well, better save that one for some other time.)
Today, the same intuitive understanding, albeit more developed and fine-tuned, applies when we name a child, or assign a word to a newly invented object, or anything else we need to name. You may wonder though, if this naming of little people is not far from perfect. After all, if it is just a matter of intuition, we will probably screw it up quite often. Actually, I believe it is perfect to such an extend that we could not mess it up even if we tried.
The mother has known the child since long before she even became pregnant. The father ditto, of course. The connection has always been there. And when the baby is named, the intuitive connection is powerful. Even when I hear stories about misspellings, last minute changes, and so forth, I consider those to be the final touches to make sure the child receives the proper name.
Some people don't like their names. Some even hate them and never use them. Still, the magic works. A careful analysis will probably reveal the source, of this dislike.