What’s in a name? When it comes to numerology, the answer is: A lot. The letters in your name represent numbers, and those numbers have a big influence on your personality, abilities and overall life.

So, what happens if you change your name? If your name has such an influence on your life, is there such a thing as a better, luckier name? Numerologists have long debated this topic. Let’s take a look!

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What Your Name Means

Your Life Path Number is one of the most important numbers associated with numerology. Finding your life path is easy. We’ll use March 3, 1970 as an example.

1. Separate and Add the Numbers of your Birthday

So, March 3, 1970 becomes 3+3+1+9+7+0. This is 23.

2. Turn Double Digit Numbers into Single Digit Numbers

Your Life Path Number is a single-digit number. In this case, we simply take our double-digit number and add the digits. So, 23 becomes 2+3, or 5.

3. Research Your Life Path Number

Five is our Life Path Number. Each number represents different traits and abilities. Most likely, the description will make a lot of sense.

Your Life Path Number and Your Name

Your Life Path Number is unchangeable. After all, you can’t change your birthday. Your Life Path Number has a strong influence on your life, often more than your name. So if you feel your life is “unlucky” or “cursed” you should focus your energies more on understanding your Life Path Number, and less on changing your name.

Still, your name does have an influence on your life. The number of letters in your name is significant, as is the total of your name when each letter is turned into a number. There are many online calculators which can help you explore the numerology of names.

Your Birth Name

Your birth name is important because it’s the name you had when you were introduced to the world. When you were born your name was, in a sense, a blueprint of your personality. Changing your name means changing the name the universe planned for you, and that’s not always a good idea.

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A Name by the Numbers

There are too many variables in play for you to simply select a name based on the numbers alone. If you make a mistake, you can end up with a new name that’ll bring you nothing but bad luck. Besides, your Life Path Number and birth name have a stronger effect on you than a new name would.

Numerology Effects Of Name ChangesIf You Decide to Change Your Name…

There are some reasons you might want to change your name. Usually these will be personal or professional reasons. These reasons will have nothing to do with numerology, at least on the surface.

For example, some people have a step-parent they want to share a name with. Some people have a long, complicated name but are involved in the entertainment industry, where they need something catchier.

Then funny thing is, when a name is changed because of an honest feeling or opinion, that new name tends to be a good fit, numbers-wise.

Should You Change Your Name?

If you just want a name filled with lucky numbers, then you shouldn’t change your name. If you have an honest reason for wanting to change your name, then a name change might be a good idea. Always remember, however, that the universe cares more about person you are than what you’re called.