Kat is my pen name. I knew that when I began writing this blog that I would need a name for a few reasons. The most important was respecting Kris’s privacy. Being transgender, it should be his decision who and when he comes out to people. The other, older reasons were that I’m an insecure writer who is afraid to have people reading her words.
There are so many different sources for the meaning, origin, numerology of names.The ironic part is the more I researched both the name I was given at birth and the name I chose for myself, there was a very clear picture emerging of Katherine and “me”. For the sake of this piece, I’m using information found at sheknows.com. I used their calculations for the numbers.
The Soul Urge Number is the inner you and It shows your true motivation, your inner cravings and urges, likes and dislikes. The Expression Number shows your talents, abilities and shortcomings. Katherine info is purple. Birth name info is blue. My thoughts are black.
Katherine means pure, clear.
SoulUrge Number: 2 People with this name have a deep inner desire for love and companionship, and want to work with others to achieve peace and harmony.
This sounds like me. Especially the peace and harmony part.
Expression Number: 1 People with this name tend to initiate events, to be leaders rather than followers, with powerful personalities. They tend to be focused on specific goals, experience a wealth of creative new ideas, and have the ability to implement these ideas with efficiency and determination. They tend to be courageous and sometimes aggressive. As unique, creative individuals, they tend to resent authority, and are sometimes stubborn, proud, and impatient.
The only way I am a leader is unwillingly but I always seem to wind up leading. I do not have a powerful personality. The middle section about goals, ideas and implementation does sound like me. I guess I’m courageous (according to other people) and I know I get aggressive when I need to. I don’t resent authority but I am stubborn, proud and impatient….sometimes.
Birth Name means young.
SoulUrge Number: 8 People with this name have a deep inner desire to lead, organize, supervise, and to achieve status, power and wealth.
None of this is me…. not at all.
Expression Number: 3 People with this name tend to be creative and excellent at expressing themselves. They are drawn to the arts, and often enjoy life immensely. They are often the center of attention, and enjoy careers that put them in the limelight. They tend to become involved in many different activities, and are sometimes reckless with both their energies and with money.
Although I am creative, I feel like the rest of that description is not me.
My conclusions- Kat suits me even better than the name I was given. The truth is that I am Kat. I am the most me when I am writing here. I found my writing voice here. So don’t expect any exciting name reveals – no “Call me Janice” or “Call me Rose” or Chris or Sue. I’m KAT.
How about you? What does your name mean? Do you fit your name? And if you write under a pen name,does it suit you better? I would love to hear from you!