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Monday, January 12, 2009

Does Your Name Need Cosmetic Changes?

Altering names because of numerology is nothing new. The interesting trend over the recent years is the type of changes which people make to their names. It's pretty common to come across additions like a and e. Some of the examples are Raadhikaa Sarathkumar, T R Baalu and S Ve Shekher. A popular film comedian who makes fun of social evils also patronizes numerology and prefers to use Vivekh.

One normally notices such changes to individual names in the field of politics, film industry and business. It's surprising to see even listed companies adopting numerology. The case in point here is Karur K.C.P Packkagings Ltd. The man behind this company is called K C Pallanishamy. The company Chairman might have probably got a bulk discount from the astrologer for changing his name and the company name.

Actor Jeeva is now Jiiva. I wonder whether the actor's fortunes have changed after the import of 2 i's. Another name which caught my eye is TN Congress President KV Thankgabaalu who has added the letters k and a to his name. Few other names which attracted attention are Gangai Amaren, Premgi Amaren and Rajhesh Vaidhya.

One of the strangest uses of numerology that I have come across is that of Sathyajyothi Films Thyagarajan. The man uses a dot before his first initial and his name reads .T.G Thyagarajan.

To the best of my knowledge, it looks like the people mentioned above have used numerology to revitalize their names and careers. If there is any factual inaccuracy in the above, do bring it to my attention so that I can make amends.

Do respond on some of the unusual 'numerological' names that you have come across. Please ignore Pondicherry names (like Coomarasamy) which are real names and are not connected with numerology. I am also interested in knowing whether the people who have changed their names have really attained success post the name change.

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4 Comments:

  • hahaha... vivek is vivekh now? thats sad.... thanks for this post... i am coming up with a post on branding too tmrw

    By Blogger Chriz, at 3:53 PM  

  • lots of politicians..and i can give numerous failure examples .. to name few, vijaya t rajendar, thiru navakarasar, vijaya kannapan(not sure on the name on this)

    u know success of all these.

    -Jagan

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:03 PM  

  • JJayalalithaa was a super success, wasn't she? :)

    Cheeka, our own Kris Srikkanth, changed his name and became a super success on TV, though that was certainly a bad...nay terrible thing for the crores of viewers subjected to his nonsense.

    In the west, you had that joker Prince who decided he didn't want any name - became The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:24 PM  

  • I heard that KamalHassan is now Kamala Hassan !! Someone mentioned it on TV ( Vijay or Sun ) the other day !!

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 4:00 AM  

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