"Metaphysicians and occultists believe that we are born in a certain place at a particular date and time in order to learn important lessons and perform preselected tasks. The vibations of that moment combine with those of the name we are given to point us in the appropriate direction so that we may fulfill our specific life purpose. By providing clues to our innate talents, abilities, and flaws, numerology is a method of self-discovery that can help us determine who we are where we are headed." --Phyllis Vega in Numerology For Baby Names - Use the Ancient Art of Numerology to Give Your Baby a Head Start in Life
Numerology is an ancient art and science asserting that particular letters have specific vibrations and qualities. A name is made up of a series of numerical vibrations that contain the essence of a person's identity. In Numerology for Baby Names, author Phyllis Vega provides readers with over 5,300 names, including the numerical value and character traits of each number (1-9). Also included in this book is a brief overview of numerology including Pythagorean and Chaldean systems, letter/number conversion table, worksheets, and chart with the lucky colors, gems and metals of each of the 9 numbers. She shows the reader how to calcuate Individual Number Names (first or middle name) as well as the Complete Number Name (the sum of the first, middle, and lat name).
The first part of the book dedicates a chapter to each of the 9 personality numbers, including keywords, symbolism, personality, and careers. An alphabetical listing of female, male, and unisex names are given. The second part of the book is an alphabetized master list of female, male, and unisex names and the character number of each.
Let's say that you'd like your child's Complete Number Name to be 1. You'd calculate the numeric value of the child's surname (last name) and then look up names that, when added to the surname, would equal number 1. (Note: in Numerology, double digits are reduced to single digits, which is why there are only 9 personality numbers. However, she does address the personality traits of the Master Numbers 11, 22, and 33 which are often not reduced in Numerology) Or, if you have a list of names that you love, you could just look in the master lists in the second part of the book and find out its Individual Number Name value. It's easy to do--especially since the author has done most of the work for us!
Vega not only lists over 3,500 names, but also provides the ethnic origin of the name, as well as what it means. So in effect, it also functions as a baby name book, but with an exciting twist. However, I can see another use for Numerology for Baby Names: naming characters for creative works of fiction.