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Name Numerology - Does Changing My Name Affect Its Outcome? by Psychic Seline

Date 6/9/2023
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When it comes to numerology, if you change your name for any reason, does it affect your name numerology outcome? Absolutely! From a numerology standpoint, your name can reveal so much about your life, from your natural attributes to your personal path. 

Let's look at it this way: When you were younger, did you have a nickname that you preferred to be called? If you did, you might be aware that life was much different for you then, than it is now. Maybe you were less or more outgoing back then or things came to you much easier/harder. This is because, most likely the subtle changes made to your name were actually not as subtle as you might think. When you change a consonant or vowel in your name, you change the numeric value of your name and create an entirely different energetic vibration! Though you can have a hand in guiding your name and its energetic vibration, remember that organic, not calculated, name changes have the most impact on your present and future.

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Numerology Name Change – Organic Vs. Artificial

Numerologists tend to refer to name changes as either organic or artificial. Organic name changes happen naturally and develop as a normal part of your growth as a person, where artificial name changes are more deliberate and are not meant to replace your birth name.

Some examples of organic name changes include:

  • Nicknames
  • Married/Divorced Name Changes
  • Legal Name Change

Though many of these names are the result of thoughtful choices, they are considered an organic part of life.

Some examples of artificial name changes include:

  • Stage Names for Entertainers
  • Pen Names for Authors
  • Or the ultimate – a Numerology Name Change for a Deliberate Energy Shift

Artificial name changes, however, are much more deliberate and are often the result of names calculated to maximize the energetic frequency in numerology, in order to add or subtract energies into or away from a particular area of life.

Whether you are marrying, divorcing, or just prefer a name other than your birth name you are likely in the process of attracting something new into your life or pushing something away. You may wonder, though, how the energies that you are attracting or pushing away will change with your new name.

Let's have a look at how your numerology outcome can change and how you can make a purposeful decision with the new name. Before we begin, It is important to understand the basics of Name Numerology.

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The Basics of Name Numerology

To calculate Name Numerology, we will be using three of the five core numbers in numerology. The other two are calculated from your birthday and while they can also be useful when it comes to calculating the Numerology of your Name, the techniques are far more advanced and strongly recommend having a seasoned numerologist calculate those for you. The three that we will be working with in this article are the Destiny Number, the Personality Number, and the Hearts Desire Number. Together, these three components speak volumes about you and where the course of your life is heading.

Your Destiny Number

Your destiny number (also known as the expression number) is calculated by adding up all the numerological values for each letter in your full name at birth. This number is the most "popular" of the Name Numerology numbers and is most likely the one you will get from a numerologist or DIY numerology chart when asking, "What is the numerology of my name?"

Your Personality Number

Your personality number is calculated by adding up the numerological values for each consonant of your name. The personality number vibrates the frequency of your personality, that part of yourself that attracts or repels others into (or away from) your life's path and is the energetic frequency that you can change easily through nicknames, getting married, or divorced. The personality number is extremely important for manifesting as it is the first thing people will notice about you on an energetic level.

Your Heart’s Desire Number

Your Heart’s Desire number (also called the Soul Urge Number) is calculated by adding up the numerological values for each of the vowels in your name. The heart’s desire number vibrates to the frequency of your hopes, dreams, and inner desires. Changing your heart’s desire frequency truly needs to come from within, but when mastered correctly, can bring profound changes.

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Name Change Numerology Examples

Let's have some fun with Name numerology by using the name of one of my favorite characters: "Willy Wonka." This is a fictional name of course, but it gives a perfect example of how the vibration of our name affects us in life and how the vibration (and life's outcome) can change with just a few tweaks! First, we will break down the name into its numerological values, using the numerology conversion chart below:

W I L L Y   W O N K A
5 9 3 3 7   5 6 5 2 1

Calculate Your Destiny Number

For Willy Wonka's Destiny Number, we will add ALL the numbers together for the first name, then ALL the numbers for the last name, then we will reduce each to a single number, then add the two together and reduce that down to a single number. This number is the Destiny Number! There is a chart further down in this article to help you assign numbers to each letter in a name.

As you can see here, the Destiny Number for Willy Wonka is 1, which makes complete sense to me! Willy Wonka himself was definitely the man in charge of all those Oompa Loompas and all the other craziness happening in his chocolate factory!

Here is how the math worked out for the Destiny Number:

WILLY: (5 + 9 + 3 + 3 + 7) = 27, THEN 2 + 7 = 9 (first name reduced)

WONKA: (5 + 6 + 5 + 2 + 1) = 19, THEN 1 + 9 = 10, THEN 1 + 0 = 1 (last name reduced)

(9 + 1 = 10, THEN 1 + 0) = 1 (Destiny Number)

Calculate Your Personality Number

For Willy Wonka's Personality Number, we will add ALL the consonant numbers together for the first name, then ALL the consonant numbers for the last name, then we will reduce each to a single number, then add the two together.

Willy Wonka's Personality Number is a 3, This is a perfect example of Name Numerology in action. The 3 personality is fun, playful, and magnetic, and I would say that certainly fits Mr. Wonka! 

For those into the math, here is how the Personality Number was discovered:

First Name Consonants WLLY: (5 + 3 + 3 + 7) = 18, THEN (1 + 8) = 9 (first name reduced)

Last Name Consonants WNK: (5 + 5 + 2) = 12, THEN (1 + 2) = 3 (last name reduced)

(9 + 3) = 12, THEN (1 + 2) = 3 (Personality Number)

Calculate Your Heart's Desire Number

For Willy Wonka's Heart's Desire Number, we will add ALL the vowel numbers together for the first name, then ALL the vowel numbers together for the last name, then we will reduce each to a single digit, then add the two together.

Willy Wonka's Heart’s Desire number is a 7. His one desire was to seek and find the perfect young person that would ultimately take over his candy factory, lucky young Charlie! The energies of the number seven help to bring that which is not known to the surface.

Not much math here, but here’s how the Heart’s Desire Number was obtained:

First Name Vowels I: (9) = 9 (first name reduced)

Last Name Vowels: OA: (6 + 1) = 7 (last name reduced)

(9 + 7) = 16, THEN (1 + 6) = 7 (Hearts Desire Number)

Numerology Name Change Effects

Now that was fun! But this is supposed to be about numerology name change effects. So, let's take a look at how the energies and directives of a name can change on a numerological level, by changing Willy Wonka's name to the more serious "William Wonka." I’ll spare you all the math and calculations and just list the results but take some time to compare the new numbers with the chart below and come to your own conclusions as to how this name change would change the dynamics of the main characters personality and well as the success of the book and various movies! 


Destiny Number: 8 – previous number 1

Personality Number: 9 – previous number 3

Heart’s Desire Number: 8 – previous number 7

Can you see how this changes everything?

Use the chart below to play around with your own name, check out the numerology name change effects when you change the spelling of your first name, or when you remove your middle name. In many cases, men will use their middle name instead of their first name, try it with yours and see how that looks! Try some Last Name Numerology, by looking at the energies of your name before marriage or after divorce. Or just for fun, fantasize about marrying that dreamboat you’ve always had a crush on, take their last name and see how things would play out for your new name numerology.

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Numerology Conversion Chart





The Leadership Number. Consists of strong personalities and are leaders in life. Usually first to receive and last to be forgotten. If you're seeking leadership, you'll want to position this number into your name numerology. 





The Collaboration Number. Those with the energy of this number in their name are natural at bringing people together. They possess amazing artistic abilities. They are the support system and great communicators. 





The Expressive Expansion Number. Threes tend to be naturally magnetic by drawing others in. They can tend to take on too much, yet always give more than they receive. Threes are fun to be around! 





The Foundation/Stability Number. The energies of this number in your name numerology chart, indicate a solid, dependable person who is good at saving, investing, and creating a solid foundation in everyday life. 





The Adventurer's Number. Always active and looking for new experiences, the five in numerology represents a person that is not afraid to take risks and can be somewhat of a thrill seeker. 





The Family Number. Loving, compassionate and supportive best describes the vibrational qualities of the six in numerology. Also protective, this number is great for those hoping to either create or strengthen the bonds of family. 





The Lifter of the Veil Number. The vibration of this number in your name represents knowledge and learning. The seven awakens the scholar within and grants the ability to uncover things that usually go unnoticed by others. Also, the number of the introvert and investigator.  





The Life Balance Number. If you are seeking symbiosis and/or the ability to bring your dreams into reality, activate your karma, or attract material things, the vibration of the number eight in your life can bring it! It is also great for business success.





The Classic Humanitarian Number. Those with a nine will gain wisdom through life lessons. They are spiritual leaders, compassionate, and possess strong intuition. This number vibrates at an extremely high rate, representing spiritual alignment and intuition. 



Final Thoughts on Numerology Name Change

A name change doesn’t have to be legal or official in order to have an impact on your life. In fact, the name that you use on a daily basis or the name that you use to introduce yourself is the one that defines you on an energetic level. Though there is nothing wrong with making a name change official, it is not a prerequisite for giving your life a new direction.

Opting for a new, more successful name might seem tempting, however, choosing an artificial name for the sake of numerology or to meet a specific goal does not always promise a happy ending. Keep in mind that it is always a better choice to let your name change be more organic in order to have a noticeable impact on your life. If you’re considering a new name, be sure to choose one that holds significance for you instead of selecting a name for the numbers only.

And finally, your preferred name will help create your successes and the quality of your life. Since each calculation reveals numerous additional meanings, it’s best to consult with an expert to truly understand what your numerology says about you. A numerologist can guide you through the intricate details of calculating your numbers.



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Selene has been using Numerology in her own life and professionally, as a tool to help others for over 30 years. She is a gifted psychic and holds numerous certifications, including: Spiritual hypnosis, naturopathy and Reiki. Selene is passionate about helping others to break through unhealthy relationships and patterns and teaches others through empowerment.



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