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Your Hidden Name Game

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.

Read more: Spirit, Guidance

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

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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12:16AM PDT on May 4, 2013

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

12:08AM PDT on May 4, 2013

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

3:48PM PDT on May 3, 2013


7:42PM PDT on May 2, 2013

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

8:10AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013


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1:35AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

sounds interesting, thanks

3:07PM PST on Jan 30, 2013


9:05AM PST on Jan 30, 2013


1:28PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

sounds interesting will have a go at this

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