Our name represent our sense of self, our essential ‘I’. If the name is altered: Suggests a sense of change in the way we see ourselves. Other people’s names: Our feelings for that person; the quality we 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 realises 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 ones friend Pat may be pleasure loving, so we use the name or person to represent that quality. See: wordplay and puns. Place names: These can represent our feelings about the place, or be similar to personal names in their suggestion of something.
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