“I feel it is time for a name change. My married name no longer suits me and I believe that the change will help me better in a new direction in my life. Even though the session with you was very exciting, I still have two names that I love, but achh.. not sure which to pick! It is truly a challenge.” —Mary or is it Maryrae or is it Brianna?
Also, I am still confused about what is the difference between the soul number, value and expression number in numerology?
Greer: Many of my clients are in the same boat as you. They know they no longer want the name they have been using. In numerology, we can compare the challenges of the old name to your destiny number. Then we find new names that are intriguing to you and see how they can bring an inspiring unique energy into your life. It might be a good idea to try out the new name for a month and ask friends to start calling you that name. After a month, you will know if it feels right.
Here is a creative way that helped “Mary” decide. Being the innovative artist and teacher that she is, she used her own coaching technique to help her choose the right name. Mary created two Wisdom Paintings by tuning into each name. (Read more about this process at Wisdom Painting.com). To the right are the creative name pieces, one for Brianna and one for Mary Rae. This process helped her choose her new identity — Brianna (Mary) Rush.
In a numerology chart, the “expression” number (the sum of your soul + value numbers) is the way you share it to the world. Let’s take entertainer Elton John’s name change as an illustration. See chart below.
How did Elton’s name change help his career?
The singer, song writer was born March 25, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight. His destiny number (sum of birthday) is 4 — the builder and entrepreneur. He used Reginald Dwight until his early 20s. As he set out into his musical career, a more upbeat name was essential. It shows true in numerological terms that the name Elton John has a more outgoing expression.
The expression number represents how you express yourself to the world and to yourself. As you can see, Elton’s birthname has expression numbers of a 2 and 6. These numbers are about relationships and compassion. Well you can hear it in the words of his songs, but he needed a more energetic and out their persona to be successful.
With Elton John, yes, the name is more fun, and less stiff, so it is understandable that the entertainer would want to change his name. As Elton, his expression is the flamboyant, energetic and charismatic entertainer, the 5. Certainly a big difference from the 2 and 6.
What about you? Are you Interested in a name change? Book a session with Greer Jonas here.
Other topics you might enjoy.
- Baby Prince George’s name
- Barbra Streisand’s real name was Barbara
- What was Sting’s real name?
- Finding a new business name
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