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  • Writer's pictureDerek Carlson


Updated: Sep 8, 2022

What's in a name?

One site says: Your name is your destiny, heart’s desire, and personality.

That's nice, that's fluffy, that's almost cliche to my ear.

But, what's really in a name?

What does it say about your destiny?

And what does it say about the synchronistic nature of reality?

I realized something a while ago, and I searched the Internet for this realization and didn't find anything, so I'm adding my insight to the Digital Akashic Records of the World Wide Web.

The German word Einstein ("one" "stone") comes from "Einsteinen," which means to enclose or surround with stone.

It's funny, enclosing something with stone sounds pretty fixed and solid, like building a rigid, stone building. That's about the most rigid structure I can think of.

But what he did with his life was prove that space and time were one "thing," and they were relative, related to one another, and not fixed at all.

So that seems somewhat paradoxical, how his name in German is somewhat the opposite of his destiny.

But let's dig a bit deeper.

"Ein" in German means "one," so let's look at his name like this:


Put into English, we get: "one-st-one."

Do you see it yet?

What was his most significant life accomplishment? The Theory of Relativity, which describes how space and time are one interrelated thing.

Notice the two letters in the middle of his name above?


What could those refer to?


Right there, barely encoded in two languages into his very name, is his destiny and his greatest contribution to mankind's body of understanding the nature of physics.

I realize I had to employ some wordplay with both of those languages, German and English, to come to this observation; but then again, he was born in Germany and ended up in America, and he spoke both German and English. So even this aspect of the wordplay is a nod to his destiny.


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