What's in a Name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

Have you ever asked yourself, "What does my name mean? Does it reflect my personality?"  Your name is something that is yours, but seldom used by you. Your name is your identity, but it is something given to you by someone else. Looking at this logically, your name was chosen for you by your parents so it should reflect their taste, not yours. So how then can your name reflect your personality? 

According to numerologists, it can and does. They believe that your name is a powerful force, that when you choose a name for someone you are creating their future and that this name is the single most important influence on the development of your personality and destiny.

I thought that I would investigate this further and Googled numerology sites to find one that would give me an assessment of my name. This is what I found:

"Your first name of Karen gives you the desire for responsibility and takes you into practical pursuits. You would excel in work of a technical nature where concentration and attention to detail are important. Whatever you undertake, you have the patience and determination to do well. You feel a sense of security in positions of responsibility where progress is made through systematic, step-by-step procedures. However, you lack vision and you could become too involved in technical details, system, and routine. You do not readily adjust to changes in your routine. 

Although the name Karen creates the urge to be reliable and responsible, we emphasize that it limits your versatility and scope, tuning you to technical details. This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the elimination system, and through worry and mental tension.

The above is a brief analysis and assessment of the first name only. These conditions and qualities will persist in your life as long as you use this name. We urge you to consider the vital influence of both your first name and last name, which combine to create the overall mental, physical, and financial conditions in your life."

Hmmm, seems a fairly accurate assessment to me!

So, to test this further, I looked up the name "Angelina", with Angelina Jolie in mind....

"Your first name of Angelina has given you inspirational, idealistic, and dramatic qualities. You have a clever, deep mind and the talent to excel in highly inspirational lines of endeavour as a dramatist, musician, writer, or artist."

Wow! Very interesting indeed! What do you think - complete rubbish or is there really something to this numerology?