So what does it take to come up with a good name?
The process is somewhat different for individuals. As an individual, you already have a name. The challenge, therefore, is to find a way to improve the current name or decide on an alternative.
Your original name at birth reflects who you are: your talents, strengths, weaknesses, unique character traits and so forth. Your original name at birth cannot be changed. Your birth has passed and you have been named.
Your date of birth represents the momentum of your life: the path you walk, the cycles, the timing of events and influences, the direction of your life. Your date of birth cannot be changed either.
However your current name, the way you introduce yourself, can be changed -- and the result of a name change can be dramatic. The way you introduce yourself shows how you feel about yourself: your self-confidence, your self-image, your perspective of your own potential and short-comings. When you introduce yourself, you do much more than simply label yourself as "so-and-so" -- you create an impression in sound and vibration.
But there is more. Every time you introduce yourself, or even think of yourself, you confirm an image, a range of qualities. You influence your own world, your immediate environment and the people around you. This influence can be positive or detrimental to the quality of your life and your ability to tap into your true potential.
Most people are comfortable with their names, and rightly so. Parents tend to do a good job naming their children. A combination of love, intuition and many months of adjusting to the upcoming event of giving birth virtually guarantees that the child receives the perfect name, a name that fits the child perfectly.
But, people change. In most cases, the changes are reflected in the original name at birth and in harmony with the individual's personal evolution. Even so, it is not uncommon for a person to reach a stage in life where a certain discomfort is connected with the everyday name, a recognition of discordance, a deep inner feeling that the name is no longer in harmony with the flow of life. At that point, a name change may be in order.