No one factor stands out as most important, but the more key ingredients considered, the more a child is likely to end up with an identity to be proud of on into adulthood. Give attention to balanced flow in sight and sound, ease in spelling, wonderful associations with historical or family references, and a conscious connection to the subliminal energy present in a name’s spelling pattern.
While giving middle names has not always been common practice, most people today have one. In fact, it could be a disadvantage to go without. Middle names not only carry the power of a person’s self-image, they also serve to coordinate right and left-brain activity on a subliminal level. People without a middle name may not enjoy a fully active connection between logic and creativity. Just be sure your baby’s middle name integrates favorably into the full name so it’s used regularly (and not hidden) all through life.
Individuals with the same name won’t be identical carbon copies, but those who share the same name will surely show common trait tendencies. So if you want to get a preview of your baby’s personality in advance, take a look at life achievements (or struggles) of other folks with the name you are considering.
Believe it or not, career choices can be predicted by way of an individual’s name. This is because the subliminal influence of a name is meant to direct a person’s attention around everything from everyday interests to job direction. For parents who feel strongly about their children’s professional future, it’s important to pick a name that will effectively support desired vocations.
It might feel safer to choose a tried-and-true name for your baby, but in today’s culture uniqueness is valued more than not. If your child becomes one of several in a classroom with the same first name, the teacher will be tempted to alter names in order to differentiate between students. If you opt for a popular first name, consider a more unique middle name as a means of adding distinctiveness to your child’s overall identity.
There’s no way to avoid nicknames since just about everyone loves shortening names or coming up with pet names for friends and family members. Be prepared. Discuss acceptable and unacceptable options for your child early on, so he or she won’t inadvertently be burdened with a nickname that carries an unsupportive influence. Many an adult has struggled unsuccessfully over a lifetime to banish an unwanted pet name that took hold during childhood. Avoid nicknames such as T.J. or J.R. where vowels are absent from the name.
In a society where individuals are frequently introduced personally or professionally by name before being introduced in person, uni-sex names can deliver unwanted mixed messages. In addition, many uni-sex names support one gender better than another. For instance, Leslie carries a more masculine energetic influence while Dana has a more feminine influence. More than with other names, uni-sex monikers require careful research around subliminal energy influences. This need for extra vigilance also applies to names that have place or event associations such as Dallas or Shiloh.
Many parents focus on naming a baby, forgetting their son or daughter will one day be an adult with a grown-up identity and professional goals. A lot more years will be spent as an adult than a child, so it is important to think ahead. One way to get in touch with a name’s effect, involves the prospective parent role-playing with the child’s name to discover how it feels. Trying on a name when making restaurant reservations or when ordering free catalogs will first-hand show public reaction to a particular moniker for better or worse.
Shortly after conception (or even before) your baby will begin communicating clues about the name he or she prefers. Often, those messages are a little hazy at first so names you might have thought you’d love, suddenly don’t feel right. Or a name might feel perfect one day but not the next. It’s truly a partnership effort between parents and baby to hone in on the name that will mold a particular individual’s life to best advantage. Have patience with the process and realize your baby does have a silent say in the final choice.