What’s in a Name? Nameology Can Help You Figure That Out

A few months ago, I discovered The Kabalarian Society which is located in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. I’m fascinated by numerology, Western astrology, Vedic astrology, the Tarot, Buddhism, and other out-of-this world subjects. Anyway, for the past couple years; I’ve tossed around the idea of changing my name. It’s not that off the wall because many actors, actresses, and writers have changed their names or use stage or pen names. You’d be surprised who’s changed their name. Google your favorite celebrity and I bet you they’ve changed their name.

Through the Kabalarian Philosophy, I discovered something called nameology. It’s relatively new to me. Nameology is the practice of mathematically calculating a ‘balanced name’ that’s in harmony with one’s date of birth. Who knew?

According to the Kabalarian Philosophy, “A balanced name will allow your child to attract the experiences needed to fulfill his or her purpose in life. With your support, your child could excel in school. A balanced name creates an expressive child; one who is creative, reliable, and capable and who will experience overall good health.”

I ordered a ‘free’ Name Report from the Kabalarian Society and was surprised by the findings. It was as if I was looking into a mirror. How did they know? How could they know? Lo and behold, they recommended a name change for me. As I mentioned above, I contemplated changing my name for many years; however, it’s a different story when you actually take steps to change your name. I became conflicted because I really liked my first name of Rebecca (I never cared for the name Becky — mom would call me that); it was my last name I was ready to bid farewell to. I didn’t want to wait until I got married. It wasn’t that simple.

The other conflict I had around changing my name was, “Could your name really throw your life off balance?” I’ve been working on myself since 2007 and was under the impression that if one shift’s their thoughts and beliefs, their life would shift. Wasn’t this enough? Is a name change really necessary? I read and re-read testimonials from people who changed their name, but I still had more questions than answers.

It took me a couple of weeks before I ordered the Kabalarian Society’s Balanced Name Services. I mean, could a balanced name really change my life? I still wasn’t sure.

Needless to say, I wasn’t thrilled with the selected first, last and middle names that were given to me. They didn’t ‘feel‘ right. Plus, I identified with the name of Rebecca Sebek. Hello! That’s what my parents named me. Changing my name wasn’t as easy as I imagined it to be.

Luckily, I worked with a wonderful consultant from the Kabalarian Society who was very patient with me. I inquired about names that I liked but none of them were a good fit for me. She gave me list after list of names but none of them felt right. The good news is I have a lot of character names for my books!

Finally, after a lot of going back and forth and inquiring about other names I liked, I decided on the balanced name of Amandah Tayler Blackwell. I always liked the names Amanda and Taylor. However, for my balanced name the names of ‘Amanda and Taylor’ are spelled differently. It’s a process.

I won’t lie … it’s been a struggle to get used to my ‘new’ balanced name. It’s been an adjustment for my ‘close’ family as well. I had no idea how identified I was with my name of Rebecca Sebek. Talk about being attached to something. I’ve learned a lot about the art of detachment.

To help me adjust to my ‘new’ name, I researched nameology and discovered that some indigenous tribes give their children new names when they reach adulthood. Again, many celebrities and writers change their names so why can’t I?

If you’re contemplating changing your name, think and meditate about it because it’s not as easy at is seems. Order the ‘free’ name report from the Kabalarian Society and review their findings; you may be surprised. If you feel inclined to change your name — go for it. If you’re pregnant or about to have a baby, choose your baby’s name carefully. You may want to consult a nameologist. It could make a difference in your baby’s life.

Amandah Tayler Blackwell
(aka Rebecca Sebek)

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  1. lots of interesting and new facts for me
    thank you Amandah : )

  2. I am thinking about changing my name to a name suggested by the Kabalarians. I’ve never like my name but I really enjoy my nickname, so I am afraid I will miss it!
    Can you please write an update on how it has affected you over the last 5 years? Are you more at peace with your new name? I really want to know because I am 99% sure I’m changing my name, but very scared too as well.

  3. Amandah Blackwell says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    I apologize for the delay in responding!

    Thanks for your comment, and giving me an blog post idea. It’s been a while since I’ve written a post because I’m trying to figure out the next phase for MisticCafe.

    I’ll write a follow-up post. But let me say that it’s important to understand “why” you want to change your name. Is it because you don’t like your name? Is it because you want to separate yourself from your family? Is it for professional reasons? Other? Really hone in on the reason “why” you want to change your name.

    Happy Holidays!


  4. Amandah,
    I wanted to change my name from a very young age and looking for new name suggestions made me stumble upon the Kabalarian website. I ordered a name report and realized that it was accurate and currently feel it is important to have a balanced name.
    My best friend reminded me that I have been talking about changing my name for about 15 years.
    My family is supportive. I am most worried about the gossip ridden co-workers who are very traditional and anything unusual or weird is excellent fodder. I am afraid as I am quite sensitive about what other people think of me. I am trying to muster up the bravery to face the awkwardness of the name change, and I know that a big part of my path in this lfe is to learn to rely upon my own approval and not worry about another’s disapproval.
    I just want to say that Amandah Tayler Blackwell is a gorgeous name, too! I really, really like it and I hope to hear more from you.

  5. Amandah Blackwell says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Happy New Year!

    I can relate! In 2007, I started to think about my name and the energy around it. It was during this time that I discovered HayHouse Radio, quantum physics, numerology, nameology, and metaphysis. I began studying “energy” and how everything is made up of it and vibrates at different levels, including your name. The Kabalarian report is fascinating. My was spot on as well.

    Having a support system helps. When I told my mom I was going to change my name, she basically said that I was over 18 and could do what I want. However, she asked that I give her time to get used to calling me by a different name. I was concerned because she and my dad named me. My mom’s pretty hip and understood why I wanted to change my name. My sister, niece and nephew thought it was cool (kids sometimes grasp things quicker than adults because they’re more open). In fact, my niece and sister have been thinking about changing their names, too.

    I can relate to you being sensitive because I tend to absorb other people’s energy (been working on shielding myself and sending love instead). I used to care what others thought about me, if they liked me, etc., but not anymore. Life is too short and I decided that I was no longer willing to sacrifice my happiness for others. I took my power back! Some of my relatives didn’t and still don’t understand my name change. I admit that my attitude is/was, “Whatever!” My name change resonates with me and that’s all that matters. 🙂 I can’t control people’s actions and reactions, only my own.

    Aww, thanks! I love my new name and resonate with it more so than my former name. It puts a smile on my face and makes me feel light and not burdened.

    Have a blessed day!

    P.S. I’m working on an update to my original blog post about my name change. I tend to write longer posts, so it sometimes takes me a while. Stay tuned!