Every time you change your name, you are changing your vibration.
Before birth you soul will telepathically project the name you wish to be known by, to your mother or father. Before my Goddaughter’s son was born, he appeared to me, and told me what he wished to named, and more than this what he will come in to do. His mother, who is a medical doctor, listened and they named him as he had asked to be named, and they immediately guided him from the time he was born, as he had requested. Indeed, they nurtured his inherent genius from birth, and he is blossoming. He is also unusually tall for his age, as he had told me he would be!
Your name and surname are not just random. You knew what your name and surname would be before you incarnated, and accepted it as that.
However, with some families traditional names used for generations are more or less forced upon the parents. Some then resort to nicknames, where they use the name that they would have given the child, if they had free will and choice. However, this confuses the whole issue, for in truth the given names sometimes are not in highest alignment with the soul.
For instance, if women marry and they take on their husband’s surname, their vibration and frequency changes, and they take on the collective ancestral history with the name they take on. Now the more times one marries, and changes one’s name, the more your vibrational frequency changes.
If you are always called by your nickname, or the shortened or pet version of your full name, you never grow into your full maturity. If you assume your full name, you will then start to vibrate to the full power of your name, and thus will vibrate at a much higher frequency.
How can one discern this?
Easy. Ask a group of friends to gather around you, and sing your name(s) with love. For instance, in my case it would be my name, and all the nicknames my family and friends use: Judith, Judi, Jude, Ju (In my case the German pronunciation of my name, differs from the English version, so there immediately a different vibration enters in the way my name is pronounced, and in French even more so). Listen from your heart and soul. Which one resonates the most with you and gives you that special something, which the other versions do not? Remember that if your name was spoken in anger in a certain tone of voice (by parents of whoever) you might have that connotation to that version of your name (more to the TONE) , or you might remember the emotions that went with it. If you name is sung with love, you are tuning into the higher vibration of your name, and that is what you most resonate with.
Since I have insisted that my family and friends use my full name, I have stepped into full maturity and I love my names. All of them.