The second important piece of data you need when casting a numerological chart for any person, place or thing is the name number. Whereas the birthdate, reduced to a single number or Master Number is considered to reflect what essential path in life that person is destined to tread, the name of the person, place or thing, reduced to a single digit or Master Number, is believed to reflect how that person is going to present themselves to the world, how they will interact with their environment, and what sort of environmental conditions they will tend to attract throughout life. Late Numerologist Matthew Goodwin called the name number the ‘Expression Number.’ Numerologist Nick Newmont calls the name number the ‘Environmental Influence Number’ since your name communicates a message about you, which influences how people will see you and react to you. So your birth number shows your destined path in life; your name number shows how you’re going to travel that path.