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Baby Names

by Michael McClain

The process of naming your baby

The amount of assistance parents accept from a numerologist should be limited to gaining some insight into the traits of the numbers for potential names. Additionally, you might need some guidance on finding names compatible with the parents and other family members. This page attempts to provide this type of information. Please don't ask me (or any other numerologist) to pick an "appropriate" name for your child. This is, or should be, solely the privilege and responsibility of the parents.

Frequently, the concept of reincarnation crops up in numerology. Whether you believe in reincarnation or not doesn't really matter much, but for those that do, the idea generally put forth is simple. The baby is arriving to continue a journey of learning lessons only learnable on this plane. The mother has already (or will before birth) spent a significant amount of time with this newcomer. She may have subliminally received some clues about what this little reincarnated soul would like to have for a handle. Thus, mom should take the lead, and with dad's help, they should figure it out together. My sense is that she should be the final arbiter in this process.

That said, I see no real problem in becoming somewhat aware of how the numbers in a name might work. If you haven't learned the basics of converting a name to a single digit or master number, you may want to revisit the page on the Expression/Destiny numbers and Soul Urge numbers. I would suggest bouncing back and forth to these links as you construct potential names for your baby.

When the name you choose is one that is compatible with the names of both parents, the chances for wonderful harmony in the home during the years when this child is growing up is greatly enhanced.

The spreadsheet below is designed to show which numbers are compatible with both parents' numbers, which numbers are more compatible for one parent or the other, and which numbers might result in some degree of challenge between the parents and the child. The spreadsheet can also be used to calculate which names (numbers) would be compatible or challenging for the life path number and the Expression number of one individual.

The basis for the following spreadsheet is my subjective determination of compatibility as shown on my relationships page. I've noticed that some numerologists vary just slightly from this, and that no two comparisons I have seen totally agree about all of the numbers.

The best approach is to pick the first name you want for your baby, figure its numeric value, and add this to the numeric value for the family name. The next step is finding a middle name that will bring the total to one of the numbers providing compatibility for both parents.

When the parents' names reflect the numbers below, see the results of various baby's name numbers in the following columns. Parent 1 and Parent 2:  Baby name numbers that will produce harmony with both parents. Baby name numbers in harmony with parent 1 but not as good for 2 Baby name numbers in harmony with parent 2 but not as good for 1 These baby name numbers not very compatible with either parent.
 1 and 1 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 -  -  2, 4, 6, 8
 1 and 2  3  1, 5, 7, 9  2, 4, 6, 8  -  
 1 and 3  1, 3, 5, 9 7 2, 6  4, 8 
 1 and 4  7  1, 3, 5, 9  2, 4, 6, 8 -  
 1 and 5  1, 3, 5, 7, 9  -  -   2, 4, 6, 8 
 1 and 6  3, 9  1, 5, 7  2, 4, 6, 8   -  
 1 and 7  1, 5, 7  3, 9  2, 6, 8 
 1 and 8  -  1, 3, 5, 7, 9  2, 4, 6, 8  - 
 1 and 9  1, 3, 5, 9  7   6 2, 4, 8 
 2 and 2  2, 3, 4, 6, 8  -  -   1, 5, 7, 9  
 2 and 3  2, 3, 6  4, 8  1, 5, 9   7  
 2 and 4  2, 4, 6, 8  3  1, 5, 9 
 2 and 5  3  2, 4, 6, 8  1, 5, 7, 9 -  
 2 and 6  2, 3, 4, 6, 8  -  9  1, 5, 7 
 2 and 7  4  2, 3, 6, 8   1, 5, 7 9  
 2 and 8  2, 4, 6, 8  3 - 1, 5, 7, 9  
 2 and 9  3, 6  2, 4, 8   1, 5, 9  7 
 3 and 3  1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9  - -    4, 7, 8
 3 and 4  2, 6 1, 3, 5, 9  4, 7, 8  -  
 3 and 5  1, 3, 5, 9  2, 6  7   4, 8
 3 and 6  2, 3, 6, 9  1, 5, 7 4, 8 
 3 and 7  1, 5  2, 3, 6, 9  4, 7 8  
 3 and 8  2  1, 3, 5, 6, 9  4, 6, 8  -
 3 and 9  1, 3, 5, 6, 9  2 -   4, 7, 8
 4 and 4  2, 4, 6, 7, 8 -   1, 3, 5, 9  
 4 and 5  7  2, 4, 6, 8 1, 3, 5, 9    - 
 4 and 6  2, 4, 6, 8  7   1, 3, 5, 9
 4 and 7  4, 7  2, 6, 8 1, 5  3, 9 
 4 and 8  2, 4, 6, 8  7   1, 3, 5, 9
 4 and 9  6  2, 4, 7, 8 1, 3, 5, 9  
 5 and 5  1, 3, 5, 7, 9 - -   2, 4, 6, 8 
 5 and 6  3, 9  1, 5, 7  2, 4, 6, 8    - 
 5 and 7  1, 5, 7  3, 9  4 2, 6, 8 
 5 and 8 -  1, 3, 5, 7, 9  2, 4, 6, 8  -  
 5 and 9  1, 3, 5, 9  7 6   2, 4, 8  
 6 and 6  2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9  -  - 1, 5, 7 
 6 and 7  4 2, 3, 6, 8, 9   1, 5, 7   -
 6 and 8  2, 4, 6, 8  3, 9  1, 5, 7 
 6 and 9  3, 6, 9 2, 4, 8    1, 5  7  
 7 and 7  1, 4, 5, 7  -   -  2, 3, 6, 8, 9
 7 and 8  4  1, 5, 7 2, 6, 8    3, 9 
 7 and 9  1, 5 4, 7  3, 6, 9  2, 8
 8 and 8  2, 4, 6, 8  - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 
 8 and 9  6  2, 4, 8 1, 3, 5, 9
 9 and 9  1, 3, 5, 6, 9  -  -   2, 4, 7, 8 


Michael McClain 2013.  Permission is granted for unlimited noncommercial use.  All other rights reserved.

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