It’s Just a Name, Right?

Saying that seems too simplistic for my noodle to process! It essentially invalidates the experience I have had to date.

To me, names capture a vibration, a certain energy, an emotion, a feel. You all know what I mean. We have all had some object in our lives that is precious enough to us that we are compelled to designate a name for it…

If you recall my last episode, I spoke about how my husband and I name our cars (possibly a side-effect of being childless and maybe a tad bit eccentric in our thinking and world views). Our vehicle names amuse us every time we say them. Those names, Cookie Monster and Q-Tip have resulted in stories, pictures, laughter, frustrations, and joy. We still have a ’68 E-Type Jaguar that is in a million pieces with his (yes, I sense a masculine energy) metal amputations strewn around our garage like tear-stained tissues peppered around a coffee table after watching Old Yeller for the 5th time. The Jag remains nameless, and I am perplexed regarding how he seems to be taking a long time to complete – maybe if we named him, the journey to restore his metallic glory would suddenly surge forward! We might feel like proud parents with a sense of ownership, a duty, a calling to get him bolted together PDQ.

So how about all of you reading this today? Have you ever felt a synergy with any object, living or not, such as a plant, a building, anything that brings an “oh yes, my precious!” type of feeling inside?

Naming something can elicit meanings of infinite variety, the exact nature of which depend on where you live and how you were raised. The meanings hiding within a name can have cultural, ancestral, spiritual, or sentimental connotations. They pivot us into sensing certain qualities; which numerologists assign to letters. These letters comprise the first, sometimes middle, and last names of people, but of course just the single name that you have assigned to your favourite object.

Numerology affords us a method to study in an ancient, sage-like manner how each letter in a name vibrates to certain characteristics in a way that always seems to enthrall me. Yes, different branches of the art and science provide glimpses that are varied, but for today, I write about the Pythagorean branch and the name-to-number index below:


For example: Cookie Monster, my Subaru:

Cookie 3 + 6 + 6 +2 + 9 + 5 =  31 = 3 + 1 = 4

Monster 4 + 6 + 5 + 1 + 2 + 5 + 9 = 32 =  +  3 + 2 = 5

4 + 5 = 9

9 Car (Careful exploration of each value of each letter in her full name is something I always take into account.)

In exploring her energetic essence or her carbon emissions (smile) she has a great deal of 6 energy in her name and 9 as well. She is a car that has a big personality and even an international persona with that 9 influence. She can also be a good feature for a home and bring a sense of lovingness to those that inhabit her. Any car with 4 indicated, as in the word Cookie, is a good vehicle for feeling stable and grounded in her operating abilities. She can be relied on. As for the 5 in Monster, it’s all about “Hey! Let’s go and travel the world!”. And she does, as she is our vehicle for road-trips throughout North America.

So… is there something that you have wondered about naming? Let me know and we can speak about it. Think about your own people, pets, and possessions and ponder any stories you might have about how you named something in your life that seems to create a smile, a bigger beating of your heart.

Of note, I just helped someone name a business. There were a multitude of factors that we took into account: incorporation date, company values, mission, etc. They all added up to the desired type of vibration that felt good for the owner. As a numerologist, I could feel the energy and direction of his business was very much in alignment with the final name choice.

Names hold a power: they can really bring out warmth and a feeling of belonging. They can help initiate a life or a business in the most perfect direction.

It would be outstanding to hear about other’s experiences. I know at least one Subaru owner who read my last episode who may be working out her name to numbers right now…

Navigating with humanity, Maureen …


Maureen Y. Nowicki
Maureen Y. Nowicki
Who am I? Where do I come from philosophically? First, my numerology: I was born February 21st, with a 22/4 life path. I have a wealth of “5” vibrational energy in my name. That “M”, as my “cornerstone”, gives me some leadership abilities. I am a builder, a creative soul, and one who craves change and variety. Throw some compassion into the mix, along with emphasis on Earth and Water. Switching to my Akashic Records, I am a primary 6th Energy Centre person with the 7th Energy Centre as a secondary. My work experience echoes the vibrations struck by the numbers and energy centres in my charts. I bring to you the lessons learned from my training and experience in social work, project management, relationship coaching, feng shui consulting, Chakradance facilitating, and aromatherapy. My studies are always on the front burner; I have recently earned a certificate in Native Path Numerology and also Soul Realignment as a practitioner specializing in Akashic Records. Here I am today. I have no children, but I have a wonderful Godchild. I am a part-time caregiver to a parent, and I travel monthly to help out there. I feel that guiding others (I adore working with parents) in the areas of love, career, abundance, movement of energy (Chakradance) and timing is something that fits well for me. I have experienced the joys and surprises of energetic healing modalities in my own life, and here I go with building a full-time career helping others. Thriving on the interactive aspects of blogging, I strive to explore topics in which my readers can understand their own personal numbers, their Soul gifts and roadblocks, and the way that movement in each of our lives can shift us vibrationally and move us into SOARing in our lives. I put forward my genuine self to navigate with humanity in my interactions through my company!

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  1. Fascinating, Maureen! I’m so glad I ran across this today. You inspired me to look at the numbers of what I used to call my business versus what I call it now. Hmmmm. I’m wondering of some of the changes this year are because of this new vibration. Thanks for prompting me to consider this.

    • Mary, so nice to connect with you. I am glad something struck a chord with you. I find we are so dynamic in our lives and also how that coalesces into our work and the names we choose to pen. As for as your business, there definitely could be a correlation with this new vibration – and name change. I sincerely hope it is for the best for you and feels good. Business naming with numerology is a fascinating topic and I also take into the date of incorporation of the company and you as an owner; I usually look at your life path and put together a picture of what is going on with the type of business and how that name works for you. What is interesting to explore with this is even your own house number, when you check into a motel room and that number, anything that has a number or letter value – you then start to feel what I mean and the true essence of the vibe of each and see how it fits. Try it and see how it goes Mary – if that interests you!Thank you so much for your comment. I truly appreciate it.