How to pick the best numerologist to name your baby
Published on April 19, 2012

Over the past few years, after I turned 'professional', I have faced so many questions from parents seeking to establish whether I am a 'genuine' numerologist, who has the expertise to name their baby. The questions ranged from 'How long have you been doing this?', to 'What is Numerology?'. Understandably, such peripheral questions would leave parents none the wiser, and a smooth talker with limited expertise would be able to answer these questions convincingly. The end result is that the baby ends up with an adverse name. 

So the aim of this blog is to arm parents with adequate knowledge, so they can find the right numerologist to find the perfect baby name. 

Let’s get started: 

1. So far as I (and I guess, any numerologist) can see, naming a baby is THE MOST IMPORTANT responsibility which a parent undertakes. For a name brings into being, the framework within which the baby would lead his life. The name defines many circumstances which the baby would be placed in. It determines, which talents and faculties would be emphasised or suppressed. The name has an effect on frame of mind, happiness, attitude, health and wealth, and a feeling of fulfilment. The name determines whether or not the baby would eventually be successful in overcoming the challenges which life brings. And finally the name of the baby has an effect on the parents in that, a successful child = satisfied parents. 

2. Parents use a numerologist's assistance in naming a baby in order to bring about a better life for the baby. Given the fact that there are no structured courses from universities and no degrees - all numerologists are self-taught - but to varying extents. Today, anybody can buy a PhD degree online for $500, and call himself a 'PhD in Numerology' to boot. Therefore it is incumbent upon parents to make an appraisal of the numerologist, so the subject of numerology is fully and correctly applied in finding the baby's name. 

3. The knowledge base of a numerologist is of paramount importance. Equally important is the extent to which this knowledge is applied, for each baby. So, ideally parents would make an effort to establish the credentials of the numerologist AND understand the methodology the numerologist would use to arrive at the most suitable names for their baby. Understanding and verifying the methodology employed would probably be the best way to ensure that the baby has a suitable name. There are several outstanding books on the subject; these may be used to verify the methodology. Most parents know nothing about numerology, and there isn’t adequate time to learn the subject just before naming their baby - but there are ways to ensure that you do get competent, professional service. 

4. Good numerologists tend to be INTP Type personalities as defined by the Myers Briggs tests. They are thinkers, focussed on the inner world, with low tolerance for ambiguities and inaccuracies. So far as I can see, few other personality types contain the faculties required - so you know one, when you see one. Socialite numerologists are a no-no, they are just armchair practitioners. In-depth knowledge requires years of study, as with any other subject. The thing about numerology is that it only takes about a year to learn enough for a casual conversation, a few years to become a little more astute, but it takes over a decade to understand the intricacies of the endless combinations. 

5. Ask your numerologist to substantiate his methodology by showing it in good books on the subject. For example if he says a particular name is suitable for your baby, ask him why. There are people who make things up on the fly, doing immense disservice to the reputation of the subject, to say nothing of the damage to the clients child. Then there are people who impose their own blind beliefs, devoid of pure reason. You need clarity, distilled into a name. 

6. Don’t get carried away by numerologists who make a big deal about their high profile client list - this means nothing. Celebrities are as clueless as anyone else when it comes to assessing a numerologist. 

7. Be wary of numerologists who pick names out of a screen, and cannot substantiate the methodology used. Software makers have made dozens of apps, and most are made by people who have little or no knowledge about the subject. Software makers are not numerologists, and vice versa. 

8. Stay away from numerologists who walk around calling themselves 'authors'. Broadly there are three types of authors in this profession:

a. The truly outstanding numerologists who have deep insight - there are only about half a dozen of them in the world, and I am ever so grateful for their contribution to the subject.

b. Professional writers who write Numerology books: This group is into the publishing business, and so thankfully, they can do no harm to their clients’ babies. Three-fourths of the books published are by such people, and essentially it’s the same basic data published in different words. Their books are good enough to satisfy casual curiosity, but certainly not good enough for the naming process.

c. Spurious numerologists who write books filled with pages of irrelevant matter: The motivation here is to buttress their credentials as a numerologist. A gullible client would easily get taken in by the fact that the person in front of him has actually published a book, given that he is not in a position to assess its contents. 

9. Stay away from people who can find a name for you in minutes. It’s just not possible, given the steps involved. 

10. And last but not least, remember that you are at liberty to end the consultation, if you have reason to suspect the competence or dedication of your numerologist. 

Numerologists price their services quite competitively because of market forces - so you would pretty much be paying roughly the same, whether or not your numerologist knows and does his work diligently. So please choose your numerologist carefully, keeping the above points in mind. 

Given what’s at stake, due diligence is vital.

Arun Peter
Numerologist in Bangalore 


What Numerology is NOT
Published on June 13, 2011

I don’t think I ever imagined I would need to write an article on what Numerology is NOT. There are so many numerology sites out there, and each one tries to tell you what (they think) numerology is all about. The text on some of the best numerology sites bears no resemblance to the text in the best-selling books on the subject. I can only imagine why there is this huge divergence - commercial numerologists either know something more than the best authors, or they know something else! 

Of late, I have had several numerology-baby name clients who are so overwhelmed by the varying opinions, that they consult multiple numerologists, for just one baby name! I guess the stress is understandable, after all, they are naming their most precious gift, and there is no turning back once the baby is named. Most clients recognise that the earliest name given after birth is the one which most significantly shapes the life of the child. There is no Plan B; at least not one which can be developed quickly enough, in the short span of time between birth and naming. It’s too short a time span for parents to learn Numerology, so they wouldn’t know when they are being taken for a ride. 

Clients then cross-verify between the different numerologists, and each numerologist digs his heels in, often, without basis. The sad part is that this leaves the client utterly confused, and it is anybody's guess as to which numerologist he would trust, and therefore use his recommendations. So, for me as a numerologist, the challenge suddenly turns from finding the best numerology names for the baby, to convincing parents as to why they would be better off following my naming recommendations. Sadly, because this problem is at it's worst in India, this article does not apply to readers in other parts of the world. It is only in India that Astrologers have jumped into the naming game, which was originally a numerology preserve. 

So all of sudden, my role as a numerologist is over and my role as a lawyer (and witness) takes over :-) I guess you can now understand why this blog article is long overdue. So here I go: 

Numerology is NOT Astrology:

 Use of astrology terms, especially Indian Astrology terms, has no basis in both Chaldean & Pythagorean Numerology. Not even in 'Indian Numerology' (more on this in a future article). I am battling clients who have been advised to name their babies with the number 5 or 9, for instance, for then the child would have a 'Rajayoga' (favourable placement of planets as determined by planetary positions at birth)! NONE of the numerology books have found a way to co-relate names and numerology with planetary positions at birth, or at any other time. The original books on Indian Astrology - Brihat Parashara's 'Hora Shastra' & Varahamira's 'Brihat Jataka', and even Jaimini Astrology have not so much as mentioned the topic of Numerology. I have a collection of over 200 beautiful books on Numerology, and none of the best-selling authors have even tried to draw a co-relation between numerology and astrology. I rest my case. 

Numbers in Numerology are NOT ruled by Planets:

 Certainly, letters of the English alphabet, with Chaldean and Pythagorean numerology values cannot be corelated with planets in any way, there exists no methodology to do so. It is one thing to embellish one's writings with these terms, and another to say that a method exists to name babies using planetary positions at birth. For example, the planet Venus signifies family in Astrology, but probably more important are the Lords of the 2nd House (first family), 3rd House (siblings), 4th House (mother) 5th House (children), 7th House (spouse) and 9th House (father). Numerology uses the numbers 2 (relationships) and 6 (family) to understand these relationships. I get a lot of clients asking me whether Rahu is 4 and Ketu is 7 and so on. They are NOT. I hope this example sufficiently demonstrates the incongruity between numbers and planets. 

Numerology is NOT Ga Gi Gu:

 Contrary to popular belief, the use of this has only spread recently. For generations, babies were named either after their grandparents, or randomly. It requires less than a minute on a computer to determine which letters to use per nakshatra / rasi. And it means nothing to the life of the child. The oldest text on astrology, Brihat Parashara's Hora Shastra, doesnt even mention names, let alone touch on the topic of first letters. There is not a single ancient text which says that any baby's name must begin with a particular syllable. As I said earlier, Astrology has NOT touched upon the subject of names. Astrology does NOT have any method to name babies, while numerology is an entire science which revolves around the name.  Numerology has an interpretation for first letter of first name (which is called  'Cornerstone'). But it is one of the many factors which go into picking a name, not the sole factor. 

Numerologists are NOT Astrologers and vice versa:

 My practice has given me the opportunity to analyse the abilities of many an astrologer and numerologist. Suffice to say, that an expert in astrology can be lost in numerology and vice versa. I respect astrology and good astrologers, but they are not numerologists. The two subjects are two different oceans with different kettles of fish. There is simply no similarity, to say nothing of parity. Different subject matter, different subject matter experts. 

Numerologists are NOT Doctors:

 I have come across clients who have been advised by unethical numerologists, 'cures' for the diseases they are suffering from. This really is preying on the suffering and the helpless, who will clutch at any straw to stay afloat. Let me say this: The energies of the numbers in Numerology can cause physical, mental, emotional and financial problems. But once a disease manifests itself, a cure is NOT assured. There are some 'permanent' factors in Numerology (as derived from the birthdate and the earliest given name), and countering these using a 'currently used name' is essential. But remnant effects of the birthdate and earliest given name are so strong, that nobody can claim that a physical cure is certain. Also, Numerology as a subject doesn't have a methodology for curing ailments.

Numerology is NOT a quick-fix:

 In newspaper ads and on billboards while driving around town, I see incredulous claims from 'astrologer, numerologist and vashikaran specialist/s' that they will solve all problems in 24 hours, in some cases even in an hour!!! I can only imagine the plight of people who go to such quacks, both before and after the consultation. Numerology names are slow change processes, similar to eating, sleeping and exercising right. The energy of the numbers is slow, but consistent and pervasive. One can’t afford to not have this on one's side, but at the same time, it does NOT constitute an immediate relief from problems. Beneficial change is slow but sure, and meaningful transformation after name change require between 1 & 3 years.

I think I have addressed the common malpractices & false claims in the Numerology business. Numerology is a noble science, to be used for the benefit of mankind, not just for numerologists! Feel free to write back if you have more queries on this subject, so this article can be made comprehensive.


Understanding your baby name report
Published on August 21, 2010

I like to be transparent with my clients, so they understand what naming using numerology is all about. From experience, I have seen that parents have an easier time arriving at their baby’s name, once they understand the basis of my recommendations. Transparence would also serve as a means to verify my calculations and analysis independently, for the Numerology profession has so far been plagued with opacity. So it is always the case that parents have no clue as to what they are getting into, rather what they are unwittingly commiting their babies into. I am proud to say that Name My Life is the only numerology naming service which practices Full Disclosure while transacting with clients. After all, naming a baby is probably the most important decision a parent can make, so it is important that they understand full well, the implications of the name they decide on.

Download a sample numerology baby name report, if you haven't already done so.

Our numerology-names analysis is carried out for over 10,000 names per baby, although the report may only show between 2-4000, depending on the surname / middle names required. The rest of the names are discarded as they are unsuitable according to Chaldean numerology. That is, either the first name, or full name (or both) have unfavorable Chaldean meanings. What this means is that nearly every name that exists is analyzed, for your baby’s birthdate and surname. This ensures that no stone is left unturned in finding the best possible name, and therefore life, for your baby. After all, I turned professional to ensure that every baby I name has the best shot at Life.

Interpretations for Chaldean first and full names are posted at http://namemylife.com/meanings.html 

The report is in three parts – ‘Detail’, ‘Summary’ and ‘Recommended names' :

1. This table is constructed in accordance with the requirements of Pythagorean Numerology. The top row is marked ‘Age’. Each name / surname combination has been analyzed unto a notional life span of 70 years.
2. Each year of age (from birthday to birthday) has a particular ‘Essence number’, which is derived from the letters applicable for that year.
3. The purpose of constructing the Essence number chart for each name is to identify which years of age have Essence numbers 11, 13, 14, 16, 19 or 22. These six Essence numbers are Karmic in nature and bring about difficulties – each brings about its own type of problems. These problems only last for the age at which the particular Essence number occurs.
4. If you scroll down the report, you will find that every instance of these Karmic Essence numbers is highlighted in fill color red. Also, the number of bad years for each name (in a period of 70 years) is given as ‘Bad Years: xx’, in the first column. This means that the name combination (first name combined with the baby’s surname & middle name/s if any), results in xx number of Karmic Essence year numbers when calculated for a period of 70 years.
5. The global average for Karmic event numbers is thought to be between 20-23 per person, when calculated for the 70 year lifespan.
6. As a general rule, a name with more than 20 Karmic years out of 70 does not have my recommendation, thus ensuring that even my least scoring recommendation has fewer Karmic Essences than the average. Of course there will be many with less than 5 Karmic Essence number years out 70.
7. Although fewer Karmic Essence number years are preferable, it is also important to avoid these during known important stages in life. I usually am a little reluctant to recommend names where there are two or more Karmic Essence numbers during the age of 0-5 (usually poor health or loss of a parent) and 15-19 (critical phase were academic performance can have lifelong implications).

1. This table lists all names which were analysed and found to have Chaldean First and Full name totals which have favourable interpretations.
2. The first coloumn 'Bad Years' gives the number of Karmic Essence years as calculated in the 'Detail' table above
3. 'Destiny' is the Destiny Number, which is the total value of all the letters in the full name, reduced to a single digit, using Pythagorean numerology values
4. 'Heart' is the Heart Number, which is the total value of the vowels in the full name, reduced to a single digit, using Pythagorean numerology values
5. 'Personality' is the Personality Number, which is the total value of the consonants in the full name, reduced to a single digit, using Pythagorean numerology values
6. C.Full Name & C.First Name are the Chaldean Numerology total values of the letters in the Full name and First name respectively. Meanings for these totals may be obtained at http://namemylife.com/meanings.html
7. KY score is obtained from the number of Karmic Essence years - higher the number of Karmic Essence numbers in a name combination, lower the KY score
8. D-LP score is obtained from the relationship between Destiny Number (name) and LifePath (birthdate+month+year) reduced to a single digit.
9. I&V Score: Every name has different Destiny, Heart and Personality numbers, each could be any value from 1 to 9. Whether or not these 3 numbers complement each other will determine how effective this name would be in resulting in productive outcomes in life. So the analysis is for the relationship between Destiny-Heart, Heart-Personality and Destiny-Personality. A higher I&V score would mean higher productivity for the holder of the name.
10. KL score - this score is for Karmic Lessons (not to be confused with Karmic Essences). Under the Pythagorean numerology system if all letters of any value is missing from a name, it would bring about problems of a nature specific to the missing value. Therefore, the less the number of missing values in a name, the better it is. Hence names with fewer missing values get a higher score.
11. Total score is the total of the above 4 scores. A higher Total score would imply a better name, provided Chaldean First and Full name totals are desirable.

Recommended Names: 
This worksheet in the report contains the info that a parent needs, in order to choose a name. The names have been graded, on the basis of Total Score. The following names are not worthy of recommendation:
1. More than 20 Karmic Essence years out of 70
2. Unsuitable Chaldean first name
3. Unsuitable Chaldean full name.

The ‘Total Score’ says it all in one figure – the higher, the better, provided the name complies with the above three requirements. Experience shows that anybody with a score higher than 15 is a winner for sure. But a score of 25 (out of 50) and above can make the person outstanding!
In the downloadable sample, 373 names (from about 10,000 considered) have a score of 15 and above, while only 35 have a score of 25 and above. Take away the unsuitable names and see how rare an outstanding name really is! Although the maximum possible score theoretically is 50, in practice, I have not seen a single name combination cross the score of 43, and often, for a given surname / date of birth combination the max on a list is 35.
For those of you who wish to find a name with a first letter or syllable, I am sure you will find them here, since the list is so long. But even within these, I would suggest that you go for one with a higher Total score.

Arun Peter
Numerologist in Bangalore

Mother India and our problems!
Published on August 15, 2010

I have been speaking at a few gatherings, and recently I was at the Rotary Jayanagar. At the Q&A session after the talk, Prof. Dr. B.D.Patel was the first person who asked me about the numerological prognosis for India. So after my explanation there, the Professor asked for this in writing so he could do his bit towards altering our course.

So I thought I would share this letter with you:


Dear Prof. Patel,

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your invitation to speak at your meeting, it was a very nice experience being there. 

May I congratulate you on your question regarding our country’s name, per numerology, and you following up further is indicative of your commitment to our nation. Thank you.

So please find below, my numerological analysis for India:

India has a total of 12 per Chaldean numerology, which results in chronic domestic problems. It brings about problems in (in this case national) relationships, and indicates betrayal despite being on the path of virtue. It will result in a nation becoming a welfare state. All this would apply to any nation with 12 as a name – the only 3 other countries with similar names are Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. So we are hardly in eminent company.

It is of greater concern that the 12 name is for a nation with 6 in the birthdate (15 = Independence Day). Whenever a 3 name is given to a 6 DOB (or vice versa), it gives rise to domestic problems – if you recall I had cited Tiger Woods as an example.

It is clear (to me at least) that ‘India’ is responsible for all the ills that we face domestically – the clashes between the haves & the have-nots, communal fissures, threats of secession, poor relations with neighbours et al. If this continues, very soon we will have people speaking in 25 different languages in Parliament! And that would only be a beginning.

Contrast this with Pakistan – whose name totals to 25. The 25 is indicative of eventual triumph, whether deserved or not, and the ability to overcome strife. Apple’s longstanding competition with Microsoft, where the former is finally gaining ground – and Mexico’s onward march despite US pressure and drug wars – serve as examples of the ability of the 25 to overcome adversity and emerge triumphant.

So both nations would have major problems, but the ability of the 25 to prevail over their travails is far greater than a 12’s, although a 12 would be seen as being more fair, socially concerned, more emotionally sensitive and polite to a fault. Similar to Diana, Princess of Wales.

To add to the above, we have several actors on our stage with names that total 18. This is a name of bitter conflict, natural disasters and generalised decay. Some names that spring to mind with names totalling to 18 are Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nigeria, Benin, Taiwan, Spain and Austria. All these countries have a history of conflict and decay. Our list includes: KASHMIR, Srinagar, Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and hopefully not – the proposed Keralam!

So, as discussed at your meeting – ‘Bharat’ is the best option as a new name for our country. This totals to 15, which is perfectly in sync with our DOB = Independence day 15th. The 15 is a name that will exhaust every method, and make every effort at improving the material prosperity and security of its citizens. Let’s look at the examples for 15 as a name: Israel, China, Malaysia & Canada. All these nations have been able to get tough with adversaries, while at the same time grow economically. So I think it is the best choice within the available options.

I appreciate your intent to circulate the contents of this email to generate awareness as to what is dragging us down. With your permission, I will also post this email on my blog – so I don’t need to retype it separately as an article.

Capt. Arun Peter
Numerologist in Bangalore


Common wealth turned into Individual wealth
Published on August 3, 2010

This month finds Suresh Kalmadi in a hot & sour soup. So I thought this was an opportune time to write a few words on the facets in his name that led to the sorry state he finds himself in. For there are a few lessons to be learnt here, and these are good lessons for budding numerologists. 
Suresh Kalmadi = 40. And the Chaldean Numerology interpretation for 40 quoted from my website is:
‘Brings success in business, literature and statistics. Attains fame by lecturing, writing, or by occupying an authoritative position. They will have friends who propel them to important positions. They are fun people to be around, while on their road to fame. Will acquire a lot of wealth. And oh, how they love their sycophants! These people are willing to go to any extent to achieve their objectives. Laws will be bent, brazen acts carried out with impunity. Eventually the world catches up. They will be shunned by society, and may even land in trouble with the law. A name of poetic justice. The consequences are severe for those with a prominent 8 in the birth date.'
Harshad Mehta, Ketan Parekh & Suresh Nanda (stock & arms brokers who have all spent time behind bars), Paris Hilton, Heidi Montag, Jack Abramoff, SPS Rathore & Harbhajan Singh are typical 40s.
So much for that, that was bound to happen – but why did it happen now? What follows is on the assumption that his declared date of birth is for real:
Kalmadi’s birthdate 01 May 1944 means his Natal Month 6 was in the 5th house in July 2010. The 5th House is referred to as the House of Disaster although its effects are not as scary as the term sounds. It’s a time in which a person changes course after going through shock caused by unexpected events. September 2010 is the next month when he would undergo another setback.
His Pythagorean numerology Transit Letters (derived from his name at birth Suresh Kallu Kalmadi) up to 01 May 2011 are R, L & I. Now because R & I, both of which have the Pythagorean value of 9 are occurring together (it’s called Grouping), it results in setbacks and delays, and he will have no control over the pace at which things take place. This explains why they still have work pending with just 2 months in hand. It also brings about relentless pressure from a powerful enemy (who is yet to be identified). It would be correct to assume that it is one of his rivals who is behind this expose.
September 2010 is a 9 Personal Month in a 9 Personal Year – A time for endings like no other. I wouldn’t be surprised if he relinquishes his sports related positions, although officially his term ends in 2012.
Although the Enforcement Directorate and Central Vigilance Commission are probing his involvement in these scams, I am quite sure that he will come out of it without adverse impact, i.e. he will not be punished. And the reason for this is that unlike the other folks with 40 as a name, his Event Table has no Karmic Event numbers until 2019. In fact he will be running Event Number 17 which means he would have even more ‘business opportunities’!!!  Now you know why I feel sad for my country.
So to summarise, he will suffer no punishment, due to the mitigating factors in the Event Table, but his reputation has taken a knock forever because of the name as currently used.
Good luck to all those who are trying to prosecute Kalmadi – they are going to need it more than he does! It's not poetic justice, but that's how life is!

Capt. Arun Peter
Numerologist in Bangalore

Farewell Naveena. It’s our fault, Rajappa.
Published on July 10, 2010

Yesterday, we had the shocking murder of young advocate Naveena at the Karnataka High Court premises at Bangalore. All indications are that she was stabbed by her boyfriend and colleague Rajappa. One can only imagine the mental state of the two youngsters before things came to such a pass.
My heart goes out to them both. My condolences to Naveena's family, and sympathies to Rajappa's. For, it is humanity that has failed them. Our children deserve the best from humanity in terms of knowledge - not beliefs and mind-sets.
I cannot but help wonder whether this was avoidable, and I am not referring to the operational stage where people are accountable for the decisions they make, for the actions they take. I am referring to that stage on which we are puppets in the hands of fate. The stage which brings them to such situations where hard decisions have to be taken, tragic or otherwise.
For here we have yet again, a classic case that numerologists have been warning about for centuries. Make that - for millennia. From a numerologist's perspective, this was a disaster waiting to happen.
Granted that many of us would probably not have been able to predict this grave an outcome, even if we had both the names involved. Typically, it would have been - oh this is going to be a troubled relationship - they need to do some serious course correction, they need to be accepting their situation and be happy within it, they need to change their names - this will not do - and so on. 
So what any numerologist could have seen was that these names in one relationship would have led to the situation that it did.
Consider this, and I am quoting from the 'Interpretations' page of my website:
Naveena = 28: Tragic effect, if 28 is used to form one's name or trade name. At life's close, they will have to begin all over again. This name indicates a person with great potential who is likely to see it all taken away from him, unless he steers clear of rash ideas. Often put through difficult ethical choices. At times like this, the best offence is a smart defence, with a long term perspective. Don't take on a major life challenge if you are not prepared for it. This number indicates loss through trust in others, opposition and competition in trade and due to non-compliance with the law. After all attempts at progress fail, may hate life and wonder what to do with it. This is a great name for those with a prominent 1 or 4 in the birth date, and it has catapulted some of them onto the world stage. In that sense, it is stunningly fickle. But more often than not, its effects are debilitating, and must be avoided.
Rajappa = 22: Opinions are divided on the interpretation of this number. Some say, it stands for success if the person can keep his own judgment. Others condemn him outright! There is a strong element of speculation and strife attached to it, is how I see it. In the early part of life, his interests will be compromised by others. In later stages, the person will become extremely shrewd and cynical, and may even resort to cheating others. Even if one wants to forsake evil ways, he will be led on by friends and associates. So only those who have confidence, courage and cool deliberation are advised to work with this number. Otherwise, its best left alone. Difficult circumstances are indicated, for those with a prominent 8 in the birth date.”
I may not have written it in as many words, but a 22 ends up feeling that he was betrayed - that his genuineness was set aside, that he got precisely what he did not deserve. And that led to the tragedy that the 28 faced.
I decided to write about this today, because it is an opportunity to inform. Unlike other esoteric sciences, the basics of Chaldean numerology are very simple. It can be deployed by anybody - and that includes YOU. So if you come across anyone - anyone with an adverse name, please make it a point to tell them to change it. They can do it themselves, the outcome may not be perfect, but certainly it will be far, far better than living with a tragic name. It doesn’t cost anything, they are not enriching numerologists - they are just helping themselves have a better life.
We do have a responsibility to each other, and it is about time we embraced it.

Arun Peter

An extra 'a' and you are good to go! Really??
Published on July 5, 2010

I have been thinking about our commitment to a subject, and how often we tend to forget principle and get stuck in practice. Take this practice of adding an extra alphabet to every name with a view towards achieving Numerical compliance under the Chaldean Numerology system. Jayalalitha became Jayalalithaa – from 22 to 23. And Shobha De became Shobhaa De from 23/32 to 24/33.
On the face of this, it appears like a very simple solution to the difficulties that, let’s say, a name like 22 can unleash. And so, a switch from 22 to 23 is a welcome jump indeed! It’s easy to make somebody in trouble accept it, because they get to keep their original name, it would continue to be pronounced in exactly the same way, but hey – life’s gonna get better with inertia well in place! How naive is that!
I am not so sure about such simplistic solutions – not because they appear too easy – but because they go against the very fundamentals of the science.And here’s how: when Chaldean Numerology originated, it was written in the Aramaic language of the Mesopotamian era – roughly in 3000 BC. And Chaldean numerology did not spread as wide as it should have, because, the language itself went extinct.
Somewhere along the way, an anonymous kind soul ‘translated’ the values for the syllables in the Aramaic alphabet into equivalent values in the English alphabet. The care which he took in carrying out this translation is evidenced by the accuracy that Chaldean Numerology is today credited with.The problem that most Numerologists are faced with is that there is no translation of these values for any other language. And so, Chaldean Numerology Interpretations that are applicable would only be for the most direct English spelling – we have to go into the mind of the person who translated the syllables from Aramaic to English. I don’t think he would have, in his wildest dreams, imagined that people would end up looking at numerical compliance rather than what’s really important: syllable compliance. But this is what numerology seems to have come down to - at least this is what is being propagated by my fellow numerologists.
Sometime back I met somebody who, under ‘reputed numerologist's’ advice, changed the spelling of his name from ‘Harsh = 16’ to ‘Harssh = 19’. Needless to say, the chap continued to pronounce his name as he did earlier and then found that nothing in his life had changed. Ultimately after 3 years of carrying this crazy spelling (How does one pronounce Ajay Devgn!), he decided that Numerology was bunkum and switched back to his original spelling ‘Harsh = 16’, and therefore continued to lead the kind of life he led. As you can see, he was disillusioned with Numerology, and not just the Numerologist.
I hope the above example illustrates the importance of syllable changes. An example of this would be Digvijay Singh 18/35 who recently changed his name to Digvijaya Singh 19/36. Here we have a clear addition of a syllable. But how does one pronounce Ajay Devgn?!
Numerology WORKS, but only in the hands of a genuine scholar, who is willing to make the effort and go the extra mile in convincing people to dunk their name altogether or at least, to opt for a syllable change, where the basic spelling would reflect the syllables that are being pronounced.There is no mystery to it, and the only complexity is that created by vested interests.
JayalalithaA – It’s about time you had a chat with your numerologist!

Arun Peter
Numerologist in Bangalore

PS: While on this topic let me add an outside-numerology perspective on names  http://mba.yale.edu/faculty/pdf/SimmonsJ_Moniker_Maladies_2007.pdf

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