What’s in your name?

names on back of living leaf

Personal human names are interesting. When we’re born someone else gives us our name. With that name comes the frequency that is carried with it through association. It is a ‘me’ identity rather than an individual ‘I’ identity – the essence of our soul. It’s a clumsy means of identity, yet it is important for us in our human life.

Our names carry some weight in our life because of the thoughts, emotions, memories, traits associated with that name. And, on a deeper level there is a frequency and meaning associated with our name – a potential for us.

We’ve probably had many, many different names over many different lifetimes. And, even in this lifetime you may have been known by different names – nickname as a baby, a child, a sweetheart, partner, even behind your back that you don’t consciously know about! Yet, it is our legal name that holds the most potential for our karma in this lifetime. 

Even if it is a family name passed down it still has some like frequency to match the soul to be incarnated. And, it gets more interesting when we change our name, not only through marriage as for a female, but also when we consciously choose a name for ourselves, and how our perspective can change over the years as we grow and mature mentally. 

For example, the names on the photo above, that were written on the back of a paper plant in the jungle. The English name Carol, short for Caroline (means ‘song’) is a feminine form of Charles (Latin form Carolus) which means manly, strong. The name Curtis originally meant ‘courteous’ in Old French. The name Sundi means ‘goodness’ or ‘obedient.’ 

My name is Portia – a name my mother picked for me. She said she was reading Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. There was also a radio show called, Portia Faces Life. In Latin Portia means an offering. Plus, the numerology of this combination of letters has a #7 frequency, which has a potential for directing attention to higher law. The meaning of the name and the frequency fits my personality and potential as a soul.  

Consider your name, especially the name you most frequency are called or your legal first name, and look up the meanings if you don’t know them already to get an indication of potential and connotations. It may give you some insight. Even if you or others do not consciously know the meaning or frequency of your name, it still has a subtle influence.

REMEMBER that of course, as souls we have free will and we change our frequency and our reality through our choices!  

In the hope You find Love close at hand, PortiaSLB

Photo: in the jungles of Panama


“Everything in Life is important.”  

Eugene Fersen, author of Science of Being.