The following baby names add up to 155, which reduces to two (1+5+5=11; 1+1=2).
“155” boy names: Krystopher, Chrystopher, Muhammadmustafa
What Does “2” Mean?
First, we’ll look at the significance assigned to “2” by two different numerological sources. Second, and more importantly, ask yourself if “2” or any of the intermediate numbers above have any special significance to you.
“2” (the dyad) according to the Pythagoreans:
“The dyad is the first to have separated itself from the monad, whence also it is called ‘daring. ‘ For when the monad manifests unification, the dyad steals in and manifests separation.”
“Among the virtues, they liken it to courage: for it has already advanced into action. Hence too they used to call it ‘daring’ and ‘impulse.'”
“They also gave it the title of ‘opinion,’ because truth and falsity lie in opinion. And they called it ‘movement,’ ‘generation,’ ‘change,’ ‘division,’ ‘length,’ ‘multiplication,’ ‘addition,’ ‘kinship,’ ‘relativity,’ ‘the ratio in proportionality.’ For the relation of two numbers is of every conceivable form.”
“Apart from recklessness itself, they think that, because it is the very first to have endured separation, it deserves to be called ‘anguish,’ ‘endurance’ and ‘hardship.'”
“From division into two, they call it ‘justice’ (as it were ‘dichotomy’)”
“And they call it ‘Nature,’ since it is movement towards being and, as it were, a sort of coming-to-be and extension from a seed principle”
“Equality lies in this number alone…the product of its multiplication will be equal to the sum of its addition: for 2+2=2×2. Hence they used to call it ‘equal.'”
“It also turns out to be ‘infinity,’ since it is difference, and difference starts from its being set against 1 and extends to infinity.”
“The dyad, they say, is also called ‘Erato’; for having attracted through love the advance of the monad as form, it generates the rest of the results, starting with the triad and tetrad.”
“2” according to Edgar Cayce:
“Two – divided” (reading 261-14).
“Two – the combination, and begins a division of the whole, or the one. While two makes for strength, it also makes for weakness” (reading 5751-1).
Does “2” — or do any of the other numbers above (e.g., 38, 47, 83, 101) — have any special significance to you?
Think about your own preferences and personal experiences: lucky numbers, birth dates, music, sports, and so on. Maybe you like how “101” reminds you of education and learning new things, for example.
Also think about associations you may have picked up from your culture, your religion, or society in general.
If you have any interesting insights about the number 2, or any of the other numbers above, please leave a comment!
Source: Theologumena Arithmeticae, attributed to Iamblichus (c.250-c.330).
The name Damone first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in the late 1950s:
1961: 6 baby boys named Damone
1960: 8 baby boys named Damone
1959: 5 baby boys named Damone [debut]
Italian-American pop singer Vic Damone (birth name: Vito Farinola) seems to be the obvious answer here. If this is the case, though, I wonder why didn’t the name appear in the data years earlier, as Vic Damone had been famous since the late 1940s.
Perhaps it was the gossip columns? He was in the middle of a very public divorce from Italian actress Pier Angeli from late 1958 to late 1959.
That was long after they’d had their only son, Perry (named after godfather Perry Como). His birth in 1955 helped make the name Perry trendier during the second half of the ’50s:
1958: 2,737 baby boys named Perry [rank: 132nd]
1957: 2,366 baby boys named Perry [rank: 145th]
1956: 1,864 baby boys named Perry [rank: 163rd]
1955: 1,452 baby boys named Perry [rank: 183rd]
1954: 1,255 baby boys named Perry [rank: 199th]
The surname Damone (Americans pronounce it dah-MOHN) was the singer’s mother’s maiden name. It can be traced back to the personal name Adamo, the Italian form of Adam.
Do you like the name Damone? Do you like it more or less than the similar names Damon and Damian?
Source: Hanks, Patrick. (Ed.) Dictionary of American Family Names. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.