One’s name is one’s Identity. It is the sound that catches your ear when you are in a crowd – even though you might end up realizing that what you just heard merely “sounded like” your name but was actually not. A lot of people have been obsessed with names – their names or the “concept of name.”
In fact I came across a society that offers an analysis of your first name – and even offer “services” of name change for a fee! According to them:
“Every alphabet has a consistent mathematical order, which allows it to be measured. An analysis of the letters in your name will determine the qualites of your personality. Your name determines your every experience. It defines your personal strengths [sic] and weaknesses both mentally and physically. It interprets your whole nature. It shows your position in life and your measure of success or failure. When you are named your destiny is created.”
Now while I do believe that having a catchy or “good-sounding” name can have an impact. I have noticed that people with ‘uncommon’ names usually get noticed very quickly. For instance, a name like Writankar – the name itself commands attention in a group. I’m sure more often that not, people with uncommon AND hard-to-pronounce names would find themselves in a situation where they’d have to repeat their name to the listener and instantly this translates into the former occupying more of the latter’s mind-space! – No Wonder Ekta Kapoor spells out the names of her Soaps with 2 K’s, 3 G’s and what not! — Astrological reasons aside, it is about mind-space! — It is about the casual observer noticing weird spelling, perhaps! Who knows?
The effect is in my opinion temporary. It is your experiences, your interactions and your thoughts which ultimately mould your individuality. So what the “observer” finally concludes about you will depend on more than your name – Moreover, it will depend on factors that have nothing to do with it!
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. ”— William Shakespeare
My first name is – “Amit” is a fairly common one – helps me maintain a low profile – especially in a crowd where people don’t know me! For the curious and the casual, “Amit” has 2 meanings – One drawn from the Hebrew and the other from Sanskrit:
Amit (Hebrew) – friend, comrade
Amit (Sanskrit) – Infinite
Additional info (thanks to Baby Names World 😉 ):
If written with the Hebrew letter Ayin, Amit is a male or female name meaning “friend; comrade”. If written with the letter Aleph, Amit is a female name meaning “honest, upright”. Amit is also a male Indian name, meaning “infinite, un-measurable” in Sanskrit.
So what’s your name.. and what does it mean?
And while you dwell on that and tell me… Watch this: