I am curious what you all think of the advice of [name]Maryanna[/name] Korwitts who offers name therapy through her websites www.namestructures.com and www.babynamingcentral.com. [name]Maryanna[/name] offers free names report cards on her website based on the belief that as a name is “said, written, used and thought over and over every day, the virbrational energy of the name’s frequency will affect the formation and expression of a personality, encouraging certain traits and downplaying others.” She has been featured in the [name]Wall[/name] [name]Street[/name] Journal, The New [name]York[/name] Times, on ABC Nightline, NBC’s Today Show, and [name]Fox[/name] News. Her list of recommended baby names for 2010 is posted on her www.babynamingcentral.com as names that will promote positive health, financial potential, professional success, charisma, etc. I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts and beliefs on this topic. [name]Do[/name] you think there is any truth to this or is it all nonsense?
I just went on and read through her website a bit. Overall, I don’t believe it and it all seems pretty ridiculous to me. However, one piece of advise she gave seemed like a very good idea.
“Once you have settled on a few favorite names, try them on personally in advance of the baby’s birth. Spend a few days using each name as your own when you make restaurant reservations or order free catalogs. You will quickly discover just how other people respond to a particular name vibration, either positively or negatively.” I will definitely be trying that out on strangers to see their reactions once I’ve settled on a name.
Seems like BS to me. There are a few reasons, but mostly because it says that [name]Alisen[/name] is the strongest spelling of [name]Allison[/name]. It’s my name and I just couldn’t imagine it being spelled “yooneekly” like [name]Alisen[/name] as people already have a hard time spelling it as it is. That just instantly hit me as bad advice.
I think it’s an interesting concept, and that to some extent your name can influence certain areas of life, but not the way she portrays it! I don’t believe for one second that a name’s Vibrations and Frequency can be that important for who you are/will become!!
It also bugs me that [name]Katherine[/name] is a Sports Enthusiast, [name]Catherine[/name] is a Romantic Diplomat, [name]Catharine[/name] is a Romantic Artist Philosopher and [name]Katharine[/name] is a Perfectionist Artist Philosopher Humanitarian…
([name]Kate[/name] is a [name]Rebel[/name] Sports Enthusiast Humanitarian and [name]Cate[/name] is a Humanitarian Family Lover)
If I knew the research and rules behind it I might be into it, but as I see it now it’s just a way to get money out of people who want the best for their children…
My sentiments exactly. And in case [name]Alisen[/name] wasn’t enough, she also recommends [name]Justinn[/name] and [name]Tayte[/name]!
I think some of the rhetoric on her site is tapping into something that is actually real and true - a name is not just a name; the way it is understood and the associations it raises does create an energy around a person’s identity, in the context of the family, the community, and the world at large. We would all do well to be mindful of this. That said, her interpretations and recommendations are at best just completely off base, and at worst, as said above, complete BS!