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What is in a name?

 

Name: a word or set of words by which a person, animal, place or thing is known, addressed, or referred to.

The power of a name and the value it carries has beeen immortilized in many ways, such as; religious ceremony, poetry and prose.  Everyone recognizes themself by a name. 

Can your name really be your destiny?  The Romans believed so, they had an expression nomen est omen, or "name is destiny".  A name can have considerable influence on the course of life.  A name can in fact unconsious influences over what a person may someday choose as a career.  Take this research into consideration, researchers have found that a large number of Dentist bare the name Dennis, and lawyers with the name Lauren.  How about a Cardioligist in New York who bares the name Dr. Douglas Hart, or the Greathouse family of West Virginia who run a real estate firm?  The name Dalinghaus is derived from low German and Dutch dialects meaning the house on the slope in the valley.  So is it our destiny that we are in the business of foundation settlement and home remodel?  I'll leave that for you to decide!

 

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