Dale Carnegie once wrote that the sweetest sound to a
human being is his own name.
This is true for many people, but not all. Previously I’ve
written about using both Matt and Matthew as a first
Matt is the tough guy, fitness guru and brash kid from Iowa
who loves to stir up controversy.
Matthew, on the other hand, is the alter ego, coach,
mentor and guide for Matt. That’s the way it’s explained
NOW to drive all the real schizophrenics, neurotics and
psychotics crazy. And when you cover all three bases,
that’s most of society.
It takes brass balls to willingly create the look of a
schizophrenic – and both Matt and Matthew are having a
good time with it.
Putting all strange looks aside, your name does carry
a vibration and it may be helping you – or hurting you.
Take a look at the following article which is reprinted
here with permission of the author. Read it and bleep.
Bestselling Author Writes About His Name
I picked up Wayne W. Dyer’s new book a couple of days ago.
While browsing through it at the bookstore, one paragraph
got my complete attention.
In the preface of the book, ‘Change Your Thoughts – Change
Your Life’, about the ancient Chinese Classic – Tao Te Ching –
‘Every translation I read referred to the Tao as ‘the Way’,
with a capital W, and the ‘Te’ as adding light or color
to the Way. Well as I look at the name I’ve carried with
me for over 65 years, Wayne Dyer, I realize what may
have attracted me to studying and writing these essays!
As you can see, the first three letters of my name make
up the word ‘Way’, while a dyer is one who adds light
or color. It’s no wonder why I’ve been so totally involved
in reading, writing, interpreting, and, most significantly,
putting into practice these 81 verses.’
Yes, Wayne, you are right. Every name is originally based
on a word. What that word reveals, says much about who
Here’s a look at another famous author, who changed
his name. Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens. The
name Samuel comes from the Hebrew name Shemuel.
It means either ‘name of God’ or ‘God has heard.’
Clemens is a latin word meaning merciful and gentle.
So why did he change his name. I will tell you the
numerological reason in a moment.
First, the name Mark. As you know, St. Mark wrote the
second Gospel in the New Testament. But he wasn’t the
inspiration for the name change.
Mark Twain took this name from a call used by riverboat
workers on the Mississippi River to indicate a depth of
The word ‘twain’ is an archaic form meaning ‘two.’ His name
Mark Twain was based on an old nautical term. Sailors would
mark depth on the Mississippi River by dropping a rope in the
water. A ‘Mark Twain’ is 2 fathoms, or 12 feet. Samuel Clemens
was a boat skipper, and he chose this name, because at Mark
Twain, it was safe to sail along.
There was something about the number 2 Mark Twain was
attracted to. As was Wayne W. Dyer, whose Life Purpose
Number is a 2. This number symbolizes imagination,
conception, intuition and dreams.
But there’s more. In Chaldean Numerology the name Mark
Twain resonates to 17/8. This is the number of Immortality.
It pretty much guaranteed that his name would live after
him. Had Samuel Clemens kept his name change a secret,
he would have never benefited from it.
Instead, ‘Mark Twain’ was printed on hundreds of thousands
of books during his lifetime – eventually millions. He was
introduced as Mark Twain every time he spoke. Thus he
‘sent out the new vibration’ ensuring it reached as many
minds as possible. Mark Twain exponentially increased
his success by embracing his new name.
Another person we all know who changed his name recently
is none other than Matt Furey.
Matt added three letters to his name. H, E and, most importantly,
W, to reclaim his birthname, Matthew. Notice that Wayne W. Dyer
and Mark Twain also have a W in their names. While he was calling
himself Matt, the W was not active. But much has changed since
Matthew took on his full first name and this special letter.
How can a letter make such a difference, you may ask. First of all,
since every letter has a corresponding number, changing any
part of your name will instantly change the numbers that
your name adds up to.
Secondly, each letter is a symbol. The letter W is an especially
powerful and mystical symbol. W represents water and looks
like two valleys with a high mountain top. The number
associated with W is 5 – the middle of numbers 1 through 9.
So it represents balance and the mastery of all 5 senses.
People with a W in their name can dissipate their life and energy
by remaining in the deep valleys. On the other hand, when a
person with a W has a change of consciousness he will pull
himself out of the pit and scale the peaks. See how the W looks
like arms raised up to reach the light. THAT is a symbol of
power and mystical energy.
Once he sees the light and hears the air and wind on the
mountain-top, he can hear his inner voice. He has climbed
the peaks of the letter W.
But there’s more to this story. Numerologically, the name
Matthew Furey resonates to a far greater and more fortunate
number than Matt Furey does – and I think that is truly saying
So, yes, your name DOES make a difference. There’s an easy
way to gauge how YOUR current name stacks up. And that
is through a highly personal 22-24 page Pythagorean
Numerology Blueprint. Discover what this blueprint –
reveals about your destiny, your life purpose, your personality
and your soul.
Remember, the unseen power of numbers is at play in your
life whether you turn your back on them or harness them
to your benefit.