Your Hidden Name Game

Did you know that there may be secrets hidden in the letters of your name? When I tried this fascinating game, I found out that, hidden in the letters of my full name, is “Jolly Nan, Shamanic Poet” (I write poetry, and was trained in shamanic practice. Go figure!)

What secrets are hiding in your name? Find out how to discover them, and prepare to be surprised, here:

You can use the tiles of a Scrabble game or magnetic letters from the fridge, if you have one, or simply write each letter of your name on a small piece of paper. You can use the form of your name that usually use, or a nickname, or your full given name–whichever yields the best results!

Now play with rearranging the letters, writing down any combinations that feel on target. You need to use each letter once. Persist until you find the phrase or new name that feels deeply right for you.

You could even have a Hidden Name Game party and help each other discover the secrets lurking in each other’s names: it’s a fun activity for friends and family.

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.


Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert3 years ago

Fascinatin, will give this a looksee and figure out what pops out.

Heidi H.
Past Member 3 years ago

This was fun but my result wasn't very gratifying. : )

Terry V.
Terry V3 years ago


Connie O.
Connie O3 years ago

I might give this a try...may learn something!

Helen Wu
Helen Wu3 years ago


Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago


Cindy Rhodes
Cindy Rhodes3 years ago

sounds interesting, thanks

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago


Sandi C.
Sandi C3 years ago


Carol D.
Past Member 3 years ago

sounds interesting will have a go at this