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Name of person or place

Your name represents you, your essential identity. Your name summarises yourself. It is like a focal point around which your sense of self collects. So changing your name would suggest a change in the way you see yourself, or express yourself. Someone else’s name would depict your feelings and intuitions about them.

Surname or family name: A surname is more that a first name like John, it is a family name, often with a long history. It carries memories of family traits with all we inherited from them. See The Conjuring Trick

If the name is altered: Suggests you sense a change in the way you feel about yourself.

Other people’s names: Your feelings for that person; the quality you feel in regard to someone else with the same name; or word play or associations with the name – a woman who dreamt a friend asks her ‘Do you know where Chris is’, she replied he was on the back seat. On waking she realised she is being asked where’s the crisis? Two weeks later she had a kidney infection – in the back seat. Names also suggest qualities – as in Peter, the rock. Or your friend Pat may be a pleasure loving person, so we use the name or person to represent that quality. See: wordplay and puns.

Place names: These can represent your feelings about the place, or be similar to personal names in their suggestion of something.

Example: ‘On the other side of the road was a window with my wife’s ring and watch and other trinkets. I went to pick them up but a stranger put his hand over them. I then crossed the road to get a bus to Andover.’ Arthur P.

Arthur’s dream wants to make sure he gets the message by saying hand-over and Andover.

Idioms: Call someone names; clear someone’s name; have a bad name; not a thing to ones name; in name alone; in the name of; make a name for oneself; name dropper; one’s middle name; name is mud; somebody who shall be nameless; or my name’s not….; worthy of the name; name in vain; lend ones name to; name the day.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Did you feel okay with the dream name?

What does the name mean to you?

Were there any feelings or emotions in the dream?

Was it a name of a place and what were your memories or feelings about it?

See Working with associationsPlace EnvironmentTechniques for Exploring your Dreams




-Morgan 2013-12-28 16:47:40

Dreamed about someone I know his name is Christopher


-Frank 2016-01-05 7:08:52

I had a dream about someone called Carly archer I don’t know anyone called Carly but she was from Australia in my dream can you help me?


-Glenda 2016-01-25 7:11:53

Hi. I dreamed that my husband was telling me that he is looking forward to changing his family name.
In real he is not in good terms with his parents and his parents are divorced. He also told me recently in real that he doesnt wantto have anything to do with them anymorr. Does this dreamrelates to something and what could it mean? Thank you


-Someone 2016-02-03 9:28:00

I dream of my ex name written on a bag pack of some guy. I was riding a car with some guy I dont see his face well. He stopped at some guy with a bag pack. There is still something written on it but what I only remember is “John, he is the one.” So he stopped at that guy and my driver smiled and tap the shoulder of that guy in a back pack then we left. What does it mean?


-Robert 2016-02-06 5:34:37

My girlfriend for the last 3 nights has been calling out another man’s name then tonight it got worse she started saying inappropriate things she would like to do do him. Can you tell me what that means.Please


-Ash 2016-03-02 2:47:21

I dreamt about the name romeo, someone told me in my dream that the guy was in love with me, but the guy was died without telling me his true feelings, the funny thing is I dont know him even that name..


-Angela 2016-04-13 20:44:04

I had a weird dream about falling in love with someone named Snobb Hawkins weird name right? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!


-Bryanna 2016-07-15 9:01:53

In dreamed in my dream my grandmother won millions in the lottery on a piece of paper when I asked her how much she just wrote 41.1 411 411 she was crying silently full of Joy and my mother was there pacing back and forth saying she was so full then I stated you won’t believe the dream I had then my Grama said something I can’t remember but responded by saying that’s ok we can call Elaine Banks a women who I have never met before so when I woke up I googled the name and a woman who is a banker named Elaine Banks popped up its just crazy I never met or heard of this lady in my life.


-Gaohli 2016-07-25 19:55:18

I dreamed about a guy named Wang who saved me from disaster. Which its name mean something very special about, but I don’t know what could it mean. Also I don’t even know anyone who name is Wang. Does this dream relates to something and what could it mean?


-Helene Sylvie Doyle 2016-08-07 16:11:40

My uncle dream that he was getting upset because as far as he was concerned my family name wasn’t Doyle as it is but more Gauthier witch is is own family name !! And in his dream he was genuinely angry at eny one calling me any thing but Gauthier!!


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