Most of us think little about the importance of our last names. We believe it comes from our Father–in most cultures–and that we are stuck with it the rest of our lives. Some of us carry our Mother’s last name. That is a bit unusual. Most of us inherit our Father’s name. The word to remember here is “inherit”.
In Numerology the last name is considered the “earth plane” name. It is the name that sets up your inheritance for karma and assignment that you have agreed to assist with while you are alive. The last name is the name that gives you the opportunity to heal or end the karma of a long or short lineage. Sometimes issues within a person have been a general family issue for many, many generations. It can be as noticeable as a long line of alcoholics or generations of co-dependencies. It can be mental illness, generations of those who behaved as strong, lonely women, physical illnesses etc. The last name hides the story of your ancestors’ issues. An example would be a last name that has the letter “o” in it. The letter “o” in this position reveals issues with the pancreas and the individual can be prone to either high or low sugar. In this case, there was usually some form of starvation in the inheritance. Perhaps of Irish or Native American ancestry.
When a woman takes on her husband’s last name at marriage, she unconsciously agrees to assist him with his ancestral group karma. She not only has her own but now she has his. When a person emigrates to another country and the spelling of the last name is changed, the children born of this new name no longer carry the karmic inheritance of the Father. It ended with his name change.
It is important to remember that we choose our birth name prior to birth. Once it is registered here, it activates the life of the child. It becomes a living, breathing, program. You can never change this blueprint. You can take on new names over it, you can choose to change the spelling of the name or names. You can decide to never use the original registered name and dismiss it as if it never existed. The fact of the matter is, however, that it still keeps ticking along right underneath all the changes put on top of it. That is why people keep dreaming up unusual and bizarre names with the intention of improving or removing their original birth names. It is to be remembered though that under stress or duress, we always revert to our true nature.
For whatever the reason you carry your birth name, your Soul, which creates it, knows what it is doing. The code hidden within your name, masked by letters, tells the story of this particular incarnation and how you can best live your life to gain the most growth during your time on Earth.
Understand your names and you understand your “true” self.