Friday, November 26, 2010
Three of Diamonds
First Name - Unless you are a celebrity, you probably did not get to choose your name. Someone else gave it to you for reasons significant to them. Maybe you were named after a parent or other relative. The name may have been chosen out of a book or just randomly selected because someone liked it. Regardless of how it was assigned to you, it is yours now. You own it and the actions, relationships, and signature attached to it. You make a "name" for yourself by the things that you do. When people mention your first name, do they do it with joy, pride, or dread? Sometimes people know you by your name before they even meet you. Make sure that things credited to your name are accurate. Your first name may be the first impression that people get of you.
Middle Name - Your middle name is often represented by an initial. Usually, only your family and closest friends know your middle name. It is not common knowledge. Of course, there are always exceptions. In some regions of the country, people use their first and middle names together and celebrities may do it also. Some people choose to use their middle name because they like it better than their first name. But for most people, the middle name is a bridge between the first and the last. It differentiates you from others who may share your name. Jane Elizabeth Doe can be distinguished from Jane Renee Doe. Let your unique characteristics, or hidden talents, emerge to show what is special about you.
Last Name - Your last name completes the identity formula. It is often attached to your role, or occupation. Dr. Black, Senator Green, and Detective White are the normal references for a physician, elected official, and police officer. Teachers, coaches, and military personnel are other examples of jobs that utilize a person's last name when addressing them. Your last name will be used to highlight the impact that you make. It may be on a building, or monument, that is associated with something that you support. For some of you, it may not be an actual brick and mortar structure. Your last name may be attached to ideas, processes, and products that you develop. Since you share the name with other family members and may pass it on to your children, it is important to focus on adding value to it.
Leave a comment and share the meaning of your name, http://www.meaning-of-names.com/. You may also want to assign descriptive adjectives to your initials to create an alias. For example, the initials T.T.P. may stand for Terrific Thoughtful Producer. What do you want your initials to say about you?