Should I use my adopted name or my birth name?

Q: I am adopted – but I know my real name given to me at birth. Is it more appropriate to use that name – or the name my adoptive parents gave me and that I grew up with? I was only about 2 months old when my adoptive parents got me. My intuitive sense told me to use the name I was born with – even if it was for only 2 months? Any thoughts? Thanks so much.- N.P.  PS: Using (birth name) seemed pretty accurate – as far as an analysis of who I am.

A: You are right. Your birth name is the most accurate name to use. It defines the tools and talents you have innately as well as the types of people and experiences you are likely to attract. Your adopted name is important too, as an overlay of additional vibrations that can assist you in life. I also have an adopted last name. It’s much the same as a married name in that it’s important as an indication of what I’m choosing to learn and what aspects of my essential nature are being emphasized with the use of this new name.

More about name changes:

The birth name, represents the “original blueprint” for you in life. Much valuable information can be derived from it. The adopted name represents a sort of “overlay” of vibrational influence which your soul chose to *amend* your original blueprint. So an adoptee benefits both from the genetic contribution of the birth parents and the special addition of the adoptive parent’s influences. I have met people who’s birth name was very “earthly” – that is, very focused on day-to-day life, who’s adopted name had a very spiritual-mindedness and focus. This naturally would create friction due to the contrast but eventually creates a deeply compassionate individual, able to be rooted in the earth and understand pain, while also being aware of the spiritual “big picture” and the evolutionary process. The reversal can happen too of course, and the adopted name is the kite string that grounds the too higher-minded individual (this was the case for me and my adoptive father’s contribution.)

If a person does not know their birth name, or if they were adopted “nameless”, this is perfect for their life-process as well. It’s not mandatory that you know the birth name, just important if you do ? It works in a similar way for people who change their names by choice or through marriage, though the influences will take time to be felt. You have had your adopted name most of your life so it’s effects will seem prominent and your birth name attributes will be felt as an underlying theme of either hidden desires or areas of resistance and denial… That part only you can determine and work with if you wish.

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