The most auspicious names for babies are those that have a
destiny number (adding the numerological values of letters
of the full name and reducing them to a single digit) so
that they add up to a 1, 2, 3 or 8. By full name I mean the
first, any middle names and the last name.
If you can master this frustrating bit of math:
A baby with a Destiny number (full name) that adds up to 1
may be destined to be a world leader.
A baby with a Destiny number that adds up to 2 will likely
have a very happy love life.
A baby with a Destiny number that adds up to 3 is likely to
be successful and famous.
A baby with a Destiny number that adds up to 8 is likely to
be very wealthy.
A baby with a Destiny number that adds up to 11 is likely
to be an influential, creative person and a spiritual
A baby with a Destiny number that adds up to a 22 is a
master builder and is likely to change the world for the
better in some way.
And if you are a scheming grandmother who wants lots of
children you should look for destiny numbers that add up to
6 which is sure to saddle your offspring with many
descendents. Unfortunately you might also saddle your child
with so much responsibility that they rarely have time for
themselves, extra cash or the time to grow as a person.
Of course, try to find a name that adds up to 1,2,3 or 8 is
all dependent on the numerical values of your last name. If
achieving a positive number or the exact number that you
want seems next to impossible then your best course of
action is to make sure the first or middle names add up to
one of the auspicious numbers.
To save you a bit of trouble here is a list of first and
middle names that add up to auspicious numbers. This will
make the trait of leadership, wealth or whatever you like
more prominent in their life. This list is by no means
comprehensive but a sampling of what I could find by going
through a baby names book and doing some addition in a few
Auspicious Life Path 1 Names (LEADERSHIP)
What is interesting about Life Path 1 names is that many of
the names that we usually associate with power and respect
seemed naturally to add up to a 1 for boy names (such as
Hadrian and Barrington0. By contrast many of the Life Path
1 names I found for females were more unusual and sometimes
even implied an overtly sexual connotation such as Babette
or a dour one such as Olga.
Another thing you might want to notice is that a slight
difference in spelling can make the difference in a Life
Path. For example, Hannah with an h on the end might create
the next female president but Hanna (without the H) adds up
to a 2 in which case the child is more likely to marry
early and be a homemaker.
Another good example of what a difference a single letter
can make is Michele. Michele with one l is a 1, which is a
leader while Michelle with two l's adds up to a 4 (a life
filled with hardship.)
Auspicious Life Path 2 Names (LOVE)
Oddly when searching around for Life Path names that added
up to a 2 it was a lot harder to find known female names
that add up to a 2. Maybe that explains all of the single
mothers on the planet. In fact this list is a little short
because it was difficult to find names that would add up to
a 2 in general
Notice in this case we have two names that add up to a 2
that sound alike - Jarett and Jared. However Jaret with one
T would be a 9, which is not as fortunate.
Auspicious 3 Names (FAME AND TALENT)
What I found interesting about researching Life Path 3 baby
names is how many of them the more unusual ones already
belong to very famous people. Good examples are Britney
(Britney Spears), Brooke (Brook Shields), Gwyneth (Gwyneth
Paltrow), Buzz (Buzz Aldrin), Ethan (Ethan Hawke) and Jarod
Notice in this set that Caitlyn is better than Caitlin is a
5 (the mark of a loner and single person.) Also notice that
the name Ocean is a 2, but add the a at the end and the
name symbolizes fame.
Oddly both Pam and Pamela both add up to a 3 which is the
unusual case of a nickname adding up to the same value as
Auspicious 8 Names (WEALTH)
What was interesting about researching this set of names is
how many of them are already associated with very rich
families and how old fashioned sounding many of the were.
Examples are Faith, Gertrude, Honoria, Barcaly, Eaton and
Sometimes it is just one letter between a prince and a
pauper. Marc with a C is more prosperous than Mark with a K
that adds up to a 7 (the number of a rebel and a
loner.Tabatha with an a is more prosperous then Tabitha
with an i which adds up to a 7 (a moody loner.)
MASTER NUMBER 11 Names
Notice that Page without the 'i' is a number 2 but with the
'i' the name becomes a master number.
MASTER NUMBER 22 Names
These names were quite difficult to find which might
explain why there are so few master builders in the world.
One very lucky name is Natalee or Natalie. Natalie with an
'ie' at the end is an 8 Life Path which equals a rich woman
but with two ee's at the name she becomes a master builder.
So how would you put all this together? You would calculate
the value of your last name and try to conjure a full name
that not only equals an auspicious Life Path Number but
also has two auspicious sub numbers.
Odelia Alice Smith adds up to a one with sub numbers in the
first and middle names of 1 and 3 famous leader.
Buzz Americus Smith adds up to an 8 and a 3 and 8 as the
subnumbers in the first and middle names
Alicia Delta Smith adds up to a master number 22 with sub
numbers in the first and middle names both being 8s. The
baby with this name could end up being a very rich and
Is there such thing as an unlucky name for your baby? In
the next newsletter I will give you examples of names that
could lead a child onto a life path of hardship or
difficulties. In the meantime you might want to forward
this email to any mother who is expecting, as they are sure
to find this auspicious names article very very
No baby names are completely unlucky. However there are
some names that add up to some numbers that are not as
fortunate as others.
Perhaps the worst number that the Life Path number or any
of the components of the first, middle or last name can add
up to is a 4. This number represents hardship, poverty and
a struggle to survive.
In terms of a materially difficult life, the next worst
number to have would probably be a 6 as that indicates a
life saddles with responsibility. Usually because of many
obligations the person remains on some kind of treadmill
and never really grows personally, financially or
spiritual. However this number can bode many children.
The next worst number to have would probably be a 7.
Although this is the number of genius it is also a number
that can mean isolation as well as psychological, emotional
and mental disorders.
Not as bad, but not that lucky either is a name that adds
up to a 5. Although this type of child will probably
experience an exciting life with a lot of adventures and
travel it might be next to impossible for them to stay in
one relationship or develop roots.
9 is probably the least unluckiest number for number values
in a name to add up to as it does represent a very
spiritual life path. However it is also a number that is
"karmic" so the individual will suffer a great number of
personal challenges on the way to enlightenment.
As with the auspicious names that I gave you in the last
newsletter, these names add up to the less fortunate
numbers and are probably numbers you should avoid when
trying to figure out a name for your baby.
Life Path Number 4 (Hardship, Survival Issues, Calamities)
Keep in mind that this list does not include master number
22's that add up to a 4. All of the 4 names here have a 3
plus 1 value.
There are a couple of interesting things about this list.
One thing that stands out is that Herbert isn't lucky in
its long or short form as Herb also adds up to a 6. Also
add an r to Star (Starr) and you change a child's destiny
from being a poverty stricken 4 to a master builder 22.
I am also very intrigued with the name Oprah. The story
behind Oprah Winfrey's name is that it was supposed to be
Orpah from the Bible but it was misspelled on her birth
certificate. However both Orpah and Oprah add up to a 4 and
probably allude to her completely poverty stricken
childhood that was filled with sexual abuse.
Life Path Number 5 (Never Finding Love or A Steady Job)
What is interesting about these names is the number of
names that already belong to famous serial monogamists and
womanizers such as Dashiel Hammett, Donald Trump and Keefer
With the name Bridgitte (the French spelling) we can see a
numerology "cure" for a bad name. Take away one t (Bridgite
- another French variation) and instead of an aloof life
path you have a number 2 is likely to find her soul mate
early in life.
Life Path Number 6 (Responsibility, Family Issues, Hardship)
An interesting anomaly is that Ian and Iain are unlucky no
matter how you spell it. Scarlet with one t is probably a
single mother with a number value of 6. Add another t as in
Scarlett and she is destined to be a wealthy 8.
Life Path Number 7 (Genius, Loneliness, Psychological Problems)
The difference between Berenice and Bernice is that Bernice
opts to be a master 11 rather than a 7 meaning that child
will be able to apply her intelligence practically for the
use of mankind.
For the number 7 name Deana adding one more (Deanna)
perhaps predicting the life of a famous genius rather than
an isolated one. The same thing goes for Tod if you add a d
as in Todd. Changing Guinevere to Guinivere changes the
life of a weird spinster into a happy mom by creating a 2
Life Path name.
Life Path Number 9
As mentioned above these names are not as unlucky but they
can symbolize a karmically rough life path.
In the next two newsletters we are going to look at some of
the most popular names in the United States and see what
kind of luck is attached to those as well as the
auspiciousness of some of the names of celebrity babies
Every year the U.S. Department of Social Security in the
United States puts out a list of the twenty most popular
baby names for a given year. I thought it might be
interesting to take a look at the most popular names from
2006 and look at them in terms of their auspicious or
inauspicious numerology. As these figures are given to
millions of children it might also tell us a bit about
the type of life paths that children of the next
generation might follow and how that may shape our
In 2005 (the most recently available date) the twenty
most popular names for boys were
1. Jacob = 4
2. Michael = 6
3. Joshua = 2
4. Matthew = 9
5. Ethan = 3
6. Andrew = 11
7. Daniel = 9
8. Anthony = 7
9. Christopher = 4
10. Joseph = 1
11. William = 7
12. Alexander = 3
13. Ryan = 4
14. David = 4
15. Nicholas = 9
16. Tyler = 8
17. James =3
18. John = 2
19. Jonathan = 2
20. Nathan = 4
According to figures provided on the Social Security
website his means just over 5% of the babies in the U.S.
population are currently named Jacob (the first name) and
just over 1% are named Nathan (the last name on the list)
The unluckiest names on this list are Jacob (the most
popular boy's name in the country), Christopher, Ryan,
David and Nathan. These names add up to a 4, which can
represent a path of hardship and struggle. As we are only
looking at first names here, this number is a sub number
that could represent challenges in the life path. It also
means that one quarter of those in the top boy baby names
groups will probably lead a life where they are struggling
to survive in one way or another. The 4 names by the way
represent about 17% of the population.
What also stands out is the astounding lack of leaders in
this group with only one name - Joseph - adding up to a 1.
There is also only one master number - the 11 that is
assigned to the name Andrew that in total represents about
2% of the population. There is also only 1 name out of the
twenty that calculates to a wealth number - Tyler which
adds up to a an 8 that represents 1% of the population.
Also surprisingly there are no 5's, which can mean a lack
of travel (which I hope isn't due to a shortage of fuel!)
5 is also the number of the soldier so hopefully this means
there will not be a need for them 20 years from now.
Aside from these two extremes, 2's and 9's make up the
majority of the group which means just under a quarter of
them would find true love (2) (statistically about 5% of
the population) and yet another quarter of them would be
wounded healers or on a lonely karmic path (9). If you look
at the population percentages it means about 7% find true
love and about 7% will also spend their lives a seekers.
If we look at the above as a sampling of a trend it may
also mean that by the time this group is 20 years old they
will more than likely be a pedestrian, hard working
populace that is struggling to maintain the good of the
whole. They will probably not be individualists as is
indicated by all of the 6's and 4's which is more about
being on a treadmill rather than making great strides when
it comes to progress.
The 20 most popular girl's names in 2005 were
1. Emily = 1
2. Emma = 5
3. Madison = 3
4. Abigail = 5
5. Olivia = 5
6. Isabella = 7
7. Hannah = 1
8. Samantha = 5
9. Ava = 6
10. Ashley = 7
11. Sophia = 5
12. Elizabeth = 7
13. Alexis = 7
14. Grace = 7
15. Sarah = 2
16. Alyssa = 5
17. Mia = 5
18. Natalie = 8
19. Chloe = 2
20. Brianna =5
What immediately stands out with these names is the
incredible number of 5's. There are seven names on this
top baby names for girls list that equal to a number that
means never being married. However it is also the number of
freedom and independence. Statistically, given the number
of women with these names in the future makes up about 19%
of the total population (and that's just the women with
There are also 5 names on this list that equal the number
7, which is a number of brilliance but also a number that
can mean loneliness, isolation and mental illness
(statistically over 17% of the female population will grow
up with any of these names.) Over 50% of the names on this
list are not auspicious and in fact add up to numbers that
imply loneliness or detachment.
Even stranger is that there is only one name on the list
that does add up to family happiness and that is Chloe
(that adds up to a 2). This probably means there will be
more divorced women or single mothers than ever before.
There are no master numbers and only one name adds up to
being a wealth number (8) - Natalie. That name represents
less than 1% of the population.
Both lists share the following common characteristics:
A lack of 6's - the number of raising a family or living in
extended families. This likely means that this generation
will be less inclined to be suburban in nature.
A lack of 8's - unfortunately this can mean a general lack
of prosperity might be a trend for the future.
A lack of master numbers - this can indicate a lack of
entrepreneurs or leaders
A preponderance of 5's - marriage may be a "dirty" word or
outmoded concept in the future.
A preponderance of 7's - mental illness may also be a
growing problem in the future.
In the next newsletter we will look towards the past to see
if the baby boomers had it any better and if it would be
somehow more fortuitous to give your baby girl or boy a
more old fashioned name