When you’re expecting a child, all you want is for them to be safe and find a place in this world to be happy. As a witch or pagan expecting a baby, naming that child can be very important.
A name can have a great deal of weight. Choosing a good name that reflects the qualities you want your child to be blessed with can act as a unique type of spell- manifesting those gifts and making them a reality.
Numerology can offer another way to inject some magic into your baby’s name. By using its method to assign a number to the moniker, you can send the qualities you’d like for your child out into the universe each time their name is spoken.
What is Numerology?
Numerology is the study of numbers and is founded on the belief that there is a relationship between numbers and things in the universe. A name’s number can offer insight into a person’s destiny and relationships similar to astrology.
Numerology asserts that a divinely encoded numerical value sits inside a person that displays their personality and purpose. Numerology uses a person’s full birth or chosen name and birth date.
There are five Core Numbers: Life Path, Destiny, Soul, Personality, and Maturity. The full name provides the Destiny Number.
Each number has certain corresponding traits. You can give your child a boost as they start life earthside by choosing a name that reflects the positive qualities associated with its numerology.
Each letter has a number associated with it from 1 to 9, as follows:
- 1 – A, J, and S
- 2 – B, K, and T
- 3 – C, L, and U
- 4 – D, M, and V
- 5 – E, N, and W
- 6 – F, O, and X
- 7 – G, P, and Y
- 8 – H, Q, and Z
- 9 – I and R
To find your name number, assign each letter in your name a number, and then add them all together. If you get a double-digit, you those two digits together. For instance, if you get a total of 24, you’ll add those two together to get six.
There are two exceptions to the double-digit rule. If the combined letters of a name result in an 11 or a 22, you won’t add these together. These “master numbers” have innate qualities of their own.
What is Numerology Used For?
Numerology can offer insights into a person’s character and future using the power of numbers. Like horoscopes, numerology can guide a person based on certain universal associations.
Under numerology, names generate multiple numbers, all calculated slightly differently. They include:
- The destiny number (aka life path number)- created using all the letters of your full name– that’s first, middle, and last names.
- The personality number (aka inner self number)- calculated using the consonants in your first name, which shows you what you’re really like and gives an idea of what people think of you.
- The soul number (aka soul urge number)- determined using the vowels of your first name and surname to provide insight into inner strength and what guides it. It’s particularly useful when choosing your baby’s name because it defines the inner self.
Where Does Numerology Come From?
The relationship between letters and numbers is ancient, and associating numbers with specific beliefs isn’t new. The idea that numbers have power goes back thousands of years and has been a part of human evolution for ages.
It is generally thought that numerology is over 2,500 years old. You can see evidence of it in the ancient cultures of Egypt, Babylon, India, Greece, Italy, China, and Japan.
Numerology has been used in Chinese culture for more than four thousand years to define which numbers are considered lucky. A number’s good fortune depends on its sound when said out loud. If it sounds similar to a random word, the number is also considered lucky!
Pythagoras, a Greek figure from around 570 BC, typically gets most of the credit for modern-day numerology. However, evidence of this isn’t perfect.
There is information that suggests that Pythagoras was more of a philosopher and mystic as opposed to a staunch mathematician. This was often the case throughout ancient times as magic and science were intertwined.
Pythagoras believed that the universe was ordered and had significant numerical relationships. Many thought of him as an expert in the soul’s fate as he preached about immortality and reincarnation.
These were important religious rituals of his day.
Still, regardless of any solid proof, Pythagoras is seen as “The Father of Numerology.” The “Pythagorean Chart” is what people most commonly use in modern-day numerology creations.
At the beginning of the 20th century, modern numerology used a combination of these principles, and it continues with that tradition today.
Character Traits Associated With Each Number
Leadership and independence mark people with the name number of 1. Individuals with this name number show a powerful inner strength.
They can be quite financially successful and have good luck with accomplishments in life. These people are said to use their innate talents and leadership qualities to influence and guide people.
When you’re looking to create a strong, powerful name for your child, crafting a few options which offer a name number one is a great place to start. The number 1 also has strong masculine energy.
Those with a name number of 2 are considered cooperative and highly adaptable. They can find a way to approach any circumstance in life.
The name number 2 is associated with teamwork, mediation, and pursuing works for the good of all humankind.
People with the name number 2 are usually stalwart friends, are kind, helpful, and carry a certain grace. The number 2 also has strong feminine energy and can be a good choice when you want to embrace that vibe.
Traits associated with name number 3 are enhanced social skills and expert articulation. People with name number 3 can be wonderful speakers and tend to delight their listeners.
They are often successful orators or writers. These individuals tend to have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.
If you have a penchant for this type of activity, you can help your child to find worth it in as well by leaning toward names with the number 3.
Name number 4 is all about order, practicality, sincerity, and hard work. A number 4 person is usually disciplined, serious, candid, and commits fully to a goal in order to achieve it.
Number 4s enjoy order and creating balance in an otherwise chaotic situation. If you want your child to lean toward balance and do well under pressure, giving them a name with the numerology of 4 can offer the right type of magic.
If you choose a name for your baby that creates a number value of 5, it can invoke the qualities of brilliance, enthusiasm, energy, and versatility. Name number 5 people are said to be playful, adventurous, and freedom-loving.
Number 5s enjoy challenges and get easily bored with stagnant circumstances and structures. Bouncing between several activities helps to keep their active mind occupied.
When you want to invite lively activity, creativity, and boundless optimism into your child’s life, look for a name with the number 5.
Number 6 corresponds with nurturing, empathy, balance, civic duty, and responsibility. Those with the name number 6 hold family, honor, and social good in high regard.
These people also tend to be willing to take on tough or plentiful responsibilities and do well in these roles. Naming your child to produce a 6 can invoke these strong qualities and impart a love of political activism.
Number 7 people are typically analytical and inquisitive. They are driven to acquire knowledge and frequently make excellent scholars, researchers, mathematicians, or scientists.
Sevens tend to be very independent and prefer to do things in their own unique way. Number 7 people can also be quite self-reliant and have a tight reign on their emotions.
When you’re a lover of STEM or a researcher, crafting a name with the number 7 can help to invoke those same preferences in your child.
An individual with name-number 8 can be practical, ambitious, confident, and an expert tactician. Eights tend to rise to the top of their field through a dedication to hard work and persistence.
Combining a name number of 8 with an expected Leo birth date can make for a powerful individual who will enact great change.
A number 9 individual tends to be humane and selfless. Their strongest qualities are usually compassion, tolerance, idealism, and sensitivity.
Number 9 individuals are often charitable people who give to others often and can even make for great non-profit entrepreneurs.
Those with a unique name number of 11 can be inspirational leaders. These people tend to be visionaries, idealists, and profound dreamers of the future.
Number 11 individuals are typically successful in whatever venture they pursue and have a deep spiritual well. Naming your child with one that equals 11 is a profound act of magic that sets them up for good things throughout their life.
Number 22 is the master builder. They tend to be extremely charismatic and persuasive.
These people can achieve great success using their innate understanding of problems and how to solve them.
Number 22 individuals’ magnetism can be felt by everyone around them. This unique double name number resonates with possibilities.
Giving Your Child a Meaningful Name
These are just the destiny numbers, and as you’ve learned, there is so much more to a name than just the life path number. When you’re expecting a child, designing a unique name that honors the numbers above and speaks to your soul can be an exciting way to get ready to meet the little person soon to enter the world.