When asked about ourselves in an interview or in an introduction...the first line we say is ..I AM .....One’s name is one’s Identity. It is the sound that catches your ear when you are in a crowd – even though you might end up realizing that what you just heard merely “sounded like” your name but was actually not. A lot of people have been obsessed with names – their names or the “concept of name.”
In fact I came to know that there are people who read out your personality from your name...I failed to guess how?According to them:
“Every alphabet has a consistent mathematical order, which allows it to be measured. An analysis of the letters in your name will determine the qualites of your personality.Your name determines your every experience. It defines your personal strengths [sic] and weaknesses both mentally and physically. It interprets your whole nature. It shows your position in life and your measure of success or failure. When you are named your destiny is created.”
Now while I do believe that having a catchy or “good-sounding” name can have an impact. I have noticed that people with ‘uncommon’ names usually get noticed very quickly. For instance, a name like Writankar – the name itself commands attention in a group. I’m sure more often that not, people with uncommon AND hard-to-pronounce names would find themselves in a situation where they’d have to repeat their name to the listener and instantly this translates into the former occupying more of the latter’s mind-space! – No Wonder Ekta Kapoor spells out the names of her Soaps with 2 K’s, 3 G’s and what not! — Astrological reasons aside, it is about mind-space! — It is about the casual observer noticing weird spelling, perhaps! Who knows?
The effect is in my opinion temporary. It is your experiences, your interactions and your thoughts which ultimately mould your individuality. So what the “observer” finally concludes about you will depend on more than your name – Moreover, it will depend on factors that have nothing to do with it!
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. “
– William Shakespeare
My first name is –“Hitaishi” is a very uncommon one – I have to pronounce it two three times only then a person is able to master it.It helps me gain spotlights every now and then.In the interviews that I have faced..the interviewer first asks me the meaning of my name.That helps me drag the interview accordingly :).“HITAISHI” has a meanings drawn from the sanskrit:
Hitaishi (Sanskrit) – Well Wisher
I always try to live up to this name.I just hope I have succeeded so far.
People with this name tend to be balanced, and receptive to cooperation. They are the ideal partner and seek peace. It is important for them to learn how to speak up, or they may be taken advantage of. Sometimes they can get stuck on too many details and have feelings of loneliness.
So what’s your name.. and what does it mean?
And while you unveal the clandestine behind your name and tell me… listen to this song from Hindi Movie KINARA:
naam gum jaayegaa, cheharaa ye badal jaayegaa ,meree aawaaj hee pahachaan hai,
gar yaad rahe ,wakt ke sitam kam haseen nahee,aaj hain yahaa kal kahee nahee ,wakt ke pare agar mil gaye kahee,meree aawaaj hee meri pehcchaan hai
din dhale jahaa raat paas ho, jindagee kee lau unchee kar chalo yaad aaye gar kabhee jee udaas ho, meree aawaaj hee meri pehcchaan hai.
An MBA from FORE School of Management and an Electronics and Communication Engineer.
Expression through any means is a way to write my heartout....Inundated with ideas and experiences..I love to fabricate them leaving my own panache.
I love graphic designing, painting, dancing and writing.