There are many reasons to name your baby. Some babies receive a family name handed down to honor a favorite ancestor. Some children have a namesake as their role model. Some names are chosen because both parents like the name and can agree on it – no easy task in itself! Ethnic names are chosen as a link back to family roots, or new roots of choice. Aboriginal names change to reflect the acquisition of a new ability, or an interest in one. A spiritual teacher gives a student a name that helps develop that quality within.
Many adults are changing their names, feeling their new name better portrays who they now feel themselves to be. A name can be our guiding force through life, keeping us aligned with our purpose. Maybe those who change their names are really striving to remember their purpose and their soul name.
The choice of a baby’s name is a mighty consideration. The precious being who stares up into your eyes right after birth is who parents address when they name their baby. There is also another consciousness to address in your newborn baby – the soul consciousness, the wise being who oversees and participates in being conceived and born. This vast consciousness of your baby fully understands why he is incarnating, what he is here to learn, and why he chose you as his parents. He chooses the time to be conceived and best time to be born for certain desired qualities and attributes. And from this vast level of awareness, he brings with him a name, or a sound that will propel his success on the path he intends.
Many a father has told me that the name of his baby was spoken to him at the first sight of his baby, or within moments of birth. Dads know that what they heard was clearly to be the child’s name. Some mothers have known the name of their baby years before conception. Some, receive their baby’s name in a dream, during a quiet moment in pregnancy, or even weeks after birth.
There are no rules to receiving the name that your baby brings from his soul realm, just ask, be still and be open. Ask your baby’s soul-consciousness to bring you the syllables or sounds that will support his potential. Then listening inwardly while being at peace. Your quiet, patient waiting will be rewarded. (Be sure to write down what you receive. It’s easy to forget.)
A baby name that comes from your child’s soul realm is a gift that will feel like a warm cloak of familiarity at the time of birth. This name sparks a memory of another time when his purpose was attained and acknowledged. Every time he hears his name spoken, its sound is empowering. A soul name will immediately and continually support this child as he grows to accomplish what he came to learn. This gift continues to offer its strength in those times of life when needed most. It will not be outgrown. Its comfort, empowerment and strength will support the child to find and step into his potential.