A year ago I made a video on my Youtube Channel called “What’s in a Name?”, it was essentially an announcement video to the world about my recent “name change”, which went around this big long list from the previous year all the way from “Jordan Duchnycz” to “Jordan SpiritPatch” and a few others I think… Finally culminating in Jordan David.
And i’ve been meaning to do another one, because shortly after making that video I had yet another awakening and realized my true name.
It’s my birth name.
Please forgive me, i’m going to talk about myself for a minute. I don’t always like doing that, for fear that it makes me sound arrogant or what have you… but just go with it, i’ll bring it around by the end and you’ll see what i’m talking about 😛
I was born Jordan David Pearce on May 19th, 1991, only 22 years ago. Pearce is my mothers maiden name and my Biological Father died several months before I was born. It was very hard for my Mom. I love her so much.
When I was 4 she met the man who was to become my step-dad for life! I’d never had a dad up until that point, and they make a great couple. It was after their wedding when I was 5 that I became a Duchnycz (pronounced Dook (like Book) – Nitch).
I was raised to not like the name very much, which happened from a lot of programming that happened in school. A lot of kids made fun of my last name, which made me try and disown the name, push away from it… run away.
I’ve grown a lot in the past year around this idea of names and meaning. Names have a lot of meaning, far more than we think, and Duchnycz, whilst not my original biological name, is still a large part of my life, and I would never give it up, although i’ve tried.
Simultaneously, I’ve been trying on Pearce again after 18 years of not using it at all… and it feels really good. I looked up the meaning of the name, and what I found is that it means “rock”. Unassuming, i know. I also like to relate it to Gurren Lagann…
“PEARCE” THE HEAVENS WITH YOUR DRILL!!!
I suppose it goes well with the name Jordan, which came from the name of the Egyptian river that everyone went to for nourishment thousands of years ago. Perhaps “Jordan Pearce” means polished rock from the River Jordan… It’s just an idea.
It’s not nearly as flattering as some names though… Ray’s full name translates to “Hand of God” 😛
I tried looking up Duchnycz but nobody on the internet seems to know.. I”ll have to ask my dad about it.
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Everything has Meaning. Some things have meaning collectively, like a language, which is used as a representation to convey even greater meaning. People have asked about the “meaning of life”… i’d love to write a blog about it sometime… I’ll put it in the works.
All names have meaning too, and the names that you were given at birth have a very special connection and relationship to who you are. Your name is as beautiful as You Are, whether you See it or not.
Intention is very important, should you decide to change your names. If you’ve been in the festival scene, you might know a lot of “Rainbow MoonBeam Star’s” or “Unicorn Rainbow Shine” or “SpiritWalker NightLife”…. or even just people with the last name “Love”.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, but it’s important to recognize WHY you (or someone you love) is changing their name. Honesty is very important too, because sometimes it’s hard to admit when the intention is off.
If you changed your name because you don’t like the original you have (perhaps because of the same programs that i described earlier, kids made ), then automatically that’s broken from the core. You’re pushing away on something, covering it up with something you pulled out of your ass and pretending that it’s for a “spiritual” reason, when really it’s just running away.
It’s okay, I did it too, and I know a lot of people who have and still don’t recognize that they did it…or push away on it when you tell them, or avoiding the problem.
In fact, i’ll bet a lot of people are getting riled up as they read this… or perhaps this is where they stopped reading. 😛
For many, its important to have that experience (changing the name and coming back around to the original), because it helps bring you full circle in order to see what’s really important, and that sometimes means looking deep at your roots and your family, and seeing the love that was really there.
Okay, one final Idea and then i’ll let you go!
If someone see’s something in you, or you have a special connection with you, and they give you a name or a vibration that is a representation of a connection you have with them… that’s very powerful.
I think that’s one reason I’m comfortable with Drunvalo Melchizidek, who’s birth name is Bernard Perona. He didn’t name himself that to be spiritual. Some mayan elders in an ancient tribe way out in the amazon gave him that name because they saw that in him. That has so much more meaning and significance.
Not to mention, a lot of what Drunvalo describes is very enlightening and amazing things, he helped me put a lot into perspective and connect a lot of mental-dots in my journey.
Think about it, that’s the way your connection with your parents is. The name they gave you is the name that bonds you to them from the moment of your birth! Sometimes, THEY don’t even know what it means, but it does have meaning. Explore it!
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Anyways, names are just the beginning. When you start to look at what things inherently mean, rather than just what someone says it’s supposed to mean, things start making a LOT of sense as to why things are the way they are.
We are One,
Jordan David Duchnycz Pearce