Over the years many people have asked me about changing their birth names. Some of them just don’t like their names and others believe that they can change their destiny by changing their names. Married women take on their husband’s last name and others hyphenate their own last name to the husband’s last name. It can get very convoluted as people try to figure out what is the best direction to go to help themselves overcome either their bad luck or a need to take on a fresh identity. It is quite common to have people tell me they have spoken to some psychic or other numerologist who told them that all they have to do is add or subtract a letter to their name and voila, things will begin to improve in their lives. If only it were that easy.