The Hidden Meaning in Your Name
Could someone named Biff ever be president? Could a Gertrude ever become a prima ballerina? Does your name really play an integral part in who you are and what you will become? Can changing one's name -- common practice with many immigrant families -- actually change one's destiny? The hidden meaning of names is quickly becoming a popular query on Internet search engines as people hope to learn what their name says about them and who they will become.
Earlier in the life of this blog, we heard the hypothesis that certain vowels in first names were sexier than others, and some of us were introduced to the wonderful hotornot.com. "The Hidden Meaning of Names" article from above provides a phonosemantic account of vowels and consonants from which one can "look up" the internal meaning of their name.
From "Will" I was able to put together the picture of a mature woman (W) who is light and somewhat tense (I) and who is possessed of a mysterious force (L). Not good. If I switch to a more abrupt labial articulation though, namely (B) and "Bill", things look a little better. This keeps the light, tense, mysterious bit, but also adds a Kaboom--a sudden, powerful beginning of high spirits and hot tempers.
All things being equal, the kaboom reading doesn't do me much more justice than the mature woman, but I will take it. From here on, any readers of this blog are encouraged to refer to me by my powerful beginning and hot tempers name: Bill.