Have you ever tried to make words from the letters in your name?

@drannhh (15240)
United States
September 26, 2007 2:19am CST
I think making words from the letters in people's names can be very revealing. This does not work very well if someone has a very short name, but if we use first, middle, and last names it is sometimes possible not only to make meaningful words, but to put the words together in a sentence. If we change our names through marriage or for some other reason, then the words and sentences may change. It is possible that some people would regard this activity as frivolous and there was a time when I may have held that view, too, but then I tried it. I was quite surprised when the letters in my name spelled "Heal the Earth!" It spelled a few other sentences, too, but to protect my identity, I will keep them to myself. Are there any words or sentences that you can make from the letters in your name that you are willing to share? What are they? Did you ever hear of anyone doing this before? What did you think?
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@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Yes -- I did this when I was a kid & it was fun! :)
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I didn't know this game as a child, but maybe that is a good thing and I probably would have wanted to play it when I was supposed to be doing my chores.
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• Philippines
29 Sep 07
this must be surely some great fun if being dealt with by somebody who is still quite young. yet, although i am of age already, i can still feel the excitement about going through this excercise myself using my own name. before i got married and after i have acquired a married name. two tasks in one, huh? i wonder what will come out of both names. i am hoping though that it will bear some good message like 'heal the earth'. it will surely make one feel better to see that the name one has, bears a good message when juggled.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I see something already, that you are a truthful person, because your name spells "No lies!"
@xboxboy (5578)
29 Sep 07
i did mine and all i could get was 'break kind only' . this kind of makes me sound like a gestapo!
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I got "Bad boy" out of your name right away. See, it is all a matter of perspective.
@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
1 Oct 07
How about Be Kindly on Ark.--The earth is our ark so to speak, so while you heal the earth he can be kindly on it. LOL. My response with my first name and current last name to Heal the earth! is "Or heal the ache". My full maiden name, plus two married names would have me writing all kinds of sentences. I believe we played this and similar games in school when I was a child. I just liked the theme you started with your name.
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
when i was still in high school, i used to play with my name. it was fun trying to form some words out of it and also, it is weird how the whole name appears to be if spelled backwards. i must be honest though to admit that i have never considered forming some important phrase out of the totality of my name. this is the first time that i have ever encountered someone who has come out with such a good message out of the letters of one's name. perhaps one of these days, i will try my hand on this game. i am sure that i will find some good time sufficient to spend on something as exciting as this game. wish me good luck, friend.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I wish you luck. It is a fun exercise to do when waiting in line at the motor vehicle department or dentist's office or somewhere that is is difficult to concentrate on anything more serious.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
26 Sep 07
Wow! That's interesting. I should try that with my name. lol...my son's name would be easier...it's pretty long. Gosh! This would take time. I'll try and let you know. I haven't heard of anyone trying this before (usually I'm the one trying different things and I haven't thought of this)
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!