What’s in a Name

It has taken me awhile to figure out what I want to say in my first post, probably because I want it to be something interesting enough to make it worth the read. After a day of pondering, I am going with a name and how it defines you.

Ezenwanyi means queen in my language. Although not a name I was given at birth, it is one which my father fondly gave to me, and which has caught on with some close friends and family…although now I think about it, strangely not with my mother and siblings. Like any other decent queen in the world, those who know me will agree that I have the tendency to empathise with the underdog in any situation. My friends always come to me when they are looking for an objective view on a situation, as I tend not to sugar coat the truth (which by the way I am told is one of the not so good aspects of my personality as apparently people equate realism to pessimism). Anyway to get back to the point, I have done a bit of webground work (#heardthephraseherefirst) and matched up some famous people with what their names mean. Do their personalities equate? You be the judge.

Barack – Barack is a name that finds its meaning in many languages including Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic and Swahili. Its meaning includes ‘blessing’ and ‘lightning’. Is this true of the most famous Barack we know? Has he been a blessing to the USA or a bolt of lightning striking the country at its weakest and leaving a disastrous effect?

Cleopatra – ok I have to digress. In doing my webground work for the name Cleopatra I have just stumbled upon Numerology which is an ancient science developed by Pythagoras. It is a science that offers insight into ones personality by giving numeric values to each letter of the alphabet.

According to meaning-of-baby-girl-names.org.uk, it goes like this:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

How it works is that you add together all the numbers representing letters in your first and last name. Then you add together the two digits in the number you get. So for example if I take the name Dean Jones

D E A N J O N E S = 4+5+1+5+1+6+5+5+1 = 33

Add together 3+3 = 6

Then check out the meaning and characteristics of your number.

Number Positive traits Negative traits Suited careers
1 A strong leader, who is highly competitive, Self Sufficient, Ambitious, Pioneering spirit, Inventive, Commands respect Ruthless, Stubborn, Arrogant, Impatient, Dominant, Risk Taker Entrepreneur, Business Manager, Company Director, Inventor
2 Highly supportive, Loving and Caring, Tactful, Patient, Enjoys harmony with others, Considerate and sensitive to other people Lacking in self-confidence, Timid, Fear of making mistakes, Fear of the unknown, Analytical, Intuitive, Artistic Teacher, Counsellor, Diplomat, Artist or Musician
3 Highly Sociable, Inspiring, Excellent Vocal communication skills, Motivational, Fun loving, Creative and Imaginative, Versatile Easily Bored – has trouble finishing projects, Prone to exaggerating, Sensitive to criticism, Irresponsible, Disorganised, Can be moody and emotional Actor, Musician or Entertainer, Company Director, Life Coach, Salesperson
4 Highly practical – likes to get things done, Realistic, Traditional, Systematic and Organised, Solid and Reliable, Honest and Dependable Serious, Rigid, Bossy, Judgemental, Inflexible, Overly cautious Accountant, Administrator or Office worker, Bank Manager,Company Director, Scientist, Lawyer
5 Unconventional, highly motivated and competitive, Loves new challenges – exploring new ideas and taking on new ventures, Dynamic,Versatile, Persuasive,Outgoing with good verbal communication skills Unpredictable, Easily Bored, Self-Indulgent, Unreliable, Impulsive, Easily Distracted Entrepreneur & SpeculatorSales PersonTravel IndustryMedia related positionsDesigner and Developer 
6 Charming and Charismatic, Nurturing, loving and Caring, Responsible, Stable and well-balanced, GenerousSelf-sacrificing, unselfish Anxious, StubbornInterfering, Over sentimental, Self-righteous, Frugal Home maker and parent,Teacher or coach, Counsellor, Doctor or Nurse, Entertainer or Actor
7 A highly spiritual person,Perfectionist, Scientific, Analytical and focused, An Intellectual, Inventive, Contemplative,Confident A Loner, insular who enjoys solitude, Proud, Argumentative, Cynical, Discriminating, Selfish Researcher, Teacher, Philosopher, Religious vocation
8 A natural leader, a strong decision maker, Inspiring and Intuitive, Ambitious and Powerful, A Visionary with a persevering and pioneering spirit, Analytical and Factual, Generous Dominant, Formal, Arrogant, Stern with a bad temper at times, Manipulative, Money Conscious, can be a gambler Entrepreneur, Business Manager or Company, Director, Politician, Real Estate
9 An excellent communicator, Visionary, Creative, Noble and highly principled, Generous and self-sacrificing, Compassionate and tolerant Undisciplined, unable to maintain focus, Careless, Possessive, Moody,Easily disappointed when things go wrong, Lacking in confidence Author, Politician, Community representative, Philosopher, Photographer

Pretty interesting! Just tried it with my name and its not far off from my personality. I am number 6! Which are you?

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