WHAT’S IN A NAME?
The name on my birth certificate is Patricia Cynthia Leslie.
Throughout my life people have called me every derivative of Patricia, Pat, Patty, Patsy, Trish, Trisha . I always said whatever I was called was fine as long as it was said with love.
Early this year my daughter gave me a little book she had read on numerology called, “Titania’s Number 9 –Read this book if you were born on 9th, 18th or 27th”. My daughter was born on the 9th, me on the 27th.
It’s quite interesting actually that she has the same birth date 9/7/1977 as my father who was born on 9/7/1927 and then I’m 27/10/1957 and my son 6/10/1987. A lot of 7s. No doubt someone will inform me of the significance at some point.
Anyway I digress. The book is an introduction to numerology and it states that our names have a story to tell which is revealed through number as every letter corresponds to a number. Having the letters I and R in your name as a number 9, intensifies the experience and impression of your main number.
The book states, “as a 9, you prefer to see things through to completion, and you will weave the most fruitful blend of unique talents if you have a name which underlines your strongly diverse 9 qualities. Using a name which includes an I or an R bolsters your powers. If this sounds strange, consider that many of us have our names shortened or played upon by friends and family (that’s me for sure!), so it is important to feel that our chosen name – the one that we use as we go about in the world – is making the best of our abilities and energies.
. . .if your name begins with one of these two letters, or if the first vowel in your name is I, it strengthens the power of your number 9 right at the beginning of your name. Create a nickname or pet name with it in, if necessary, to back up the outstanding properties of creativity that come with your number.
The letter-numbers help us to act out our sense of purpose and if these work in correspondence with the day number, we are more likely to find our sense of will and achieve our goals more rapidly.” If not, “we often feel it is much harder to shine in our field of opportunity.”
Upon reading this, I decided it was time to claim and create my own pet name. Therefore I christened myself Ricia (formerly Pat ricia – now Ricia – pronounced Ree-sha!) and I love it!