In case you're wondering why I would ask, I have a few reasons:

  • The name monotheists have for their God generally reflects very strongly on their beliefs

  • Certain beliefs teach that the more information you have about an entity the more of a connection you have with them. This connection can be used to facilitate communication, transfer of energy, or even manipulation (that last bit generally regarding lesser beings, not gods)

  • This is going to sound silly, but tiz how I feel: I figure that if all God wants is our appreciation, it seems like he is lonely and wants someone to talk to. Not just people constantly demanding things from him or "loving" him because they are instructed to or afraid of him (not the definition of real "love"). So how could one claim to be a 'friend' to someone without even asking them their name?

  • Another belief I've been told is that to truly speak to God you have to find out his name [and have him speak back]. The exact methods behind this process were left unanswered I'm afraid. Some conspiracy-inclined individuals even went so far as to claim that there was a group (perhaps even the church) that was hiding all of the information about God's name / God's artifacts / the "secrets" behind God, perhaps with the intent of monopolizing that power.

So being the curious person that I am I'm always trying to figure out the answer, assuming there is in fact an answer to be found. ^_^

asked 18 Feb '12, 02:26

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The situation you present is the classic case of

the bulb asking

"How will I recognize electricity unless I know it by it's name?"

or the plant asking

"How will I recognize sunlight unless I know it by it's name?"

or the rain drop asking

"How will I know water unless I learn to recognize it by it's name?"


answered 19 Feb '12, 02:27

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The Traveller

I really like this answer, very unique.

(19 Feb '12, 02:30) Snow

classic, flawless

(19 Feb '12, 10:13) TReb Bor yit-NE

It is whatever u wish to call it. It is all.

"God is more than the sum of all the probable systems of reality he has created ,and yet he is within each one of these, without exeption. He is therefore within each man and women , he is also within each spider, shadow and frog, and this is what man does not like to admit. God can only be experianced, and you experience him whether or not u reailize it through your own existance. In the most inexapable truth, he is not human in ur tems at all, nor in ur terms is he a personality. Your ideas of personality are too limited to contain the facitts of his multideminsonal existance,," ................Seth Speks, The Eternal Validity of the Soul...... Channeled by Jane Robberts Recorded by Robbert Butts Material by Seth

love n light



answered 18 Feb '12, 12:16

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TReb Bor yit-NE

Well said Treb... God can only be experienced... But fortunately for us, He is not in every spider, shadow and frog to the same extent that He is in us: His human children... He is in us in the seven (7) dimensions of our whole being, and in creatures such as spiders and frogs in only (5) dimensions of their being... It's vital that we see and know Him as the source of all personality... We as men, therefore, are the ONLY Apprentice Gods in the universe... thanks to Him.

(18 Feb '12, 12:58) The Prophet

ty for the comment , i do agree that we have much more consiesness than any other creature here on earth , but in the universe, im not so sure, but again, this will greatly depend on ow the universe is seen, if u see it as time and space, or only an extension of ourselves manifested outward , either way we see it , we are all connected to god. Thank you again for ur wisdom and sharing it , lnl2u :-)

(18 Feb '12, 15:00) TReb Bor yit-NE

@Treb- Good one

(20 Aug '12, 07:05) Nikulas
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Gods name is whatever you want it to be. It is not in a name that you get the connection, but the interpretation of your relationship with God. There are infinite interpretations, but one is for you. That special angle that gives you the boost to the next level of interpretations. Look for the meaning in your endeavors. It, will reveal itself to you when your eyes are truly open. You are free to fail or succeed. That is true love.


answered 18 Feb '12, 09:05

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snow the name is not that important. i know you has snow,leo,geo,black dragon here but if we know the physical self that we are when we see each other do we need to say each other name when we see each other or can we just make a smile to each other or a hand sign to acknowledge each other? knowing what he his is more important. God is Emet the truth the spirit of truth the creator eternal. for him and in him everything exist. what did god say to moses: i am that i am,i am has sent me to you that his my name for ever. in french i am = je suis. jesus said i am the way the truth and the life: what good will it do you to know a word when you go to a place where there is no words but only energy that is sharing it self from the alpha to the omega eternal. when you share your love and make children does the life come in the child before or after he his name? could you love the child even with out a name? if a child his born with out knowing is parents or their name does it change the truth that he has parents? experience and enjoy.


answered 18 Feb '12, 19:20

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white tiger, this answer was answer number 16666! What do you think about that??? Ironoc, isn't it, that it was THIS question??? experience and enjoy....<3 Jai

(18 Feb '12, 19:28) Jaianniah

Come on now Jai.. Do you really think it is ironic? ;)

Have you been watching for that answer number? I don't even know how you identify which is which.... I would say the question makes the timing very.. curious. ^_^

(20 Feb '12, 04:12) Snow

Snow, what you've already said is a pretty good start.

For me God will always be a very very powerful mystery... I would think that His literal name would primarily be a function of where you reside (emotionally) relative to Him... In other words: some could feel more like calling Him "The Great Source & Center"... others might feel Him as: "The Father of All Lights and All Suns."

But even having said that... I personally feel God most as My FATHER, who is living at the very center of all things and beings, human and divine, everywhere in the universe... in Heaven.

Maybe it would help you to know that I was carefully taught to dispise my biological father when I was a child... It wasn't until I was well into my 40's that I had gotten enough experience -- pain and compassion -- to begin to understand and love him.

Then, when I finally came to fully understand my human father: his many, many pains and torments... I began to see God as my TRUE Father.

Overall, I believe, God IS The Father of All.


answered 18 Feb '12, 10:03

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The Prophet

Very compelling thought, I'd say it probably is relative, or changing [according to perspective].

(20 Feb '12, 04:11) Snow

Trying to put a name or label on the mystery is futile. No word or words can ever define or do justice to that which permeates and IS everything and everyone. The mind will undoubtedly try to do so, because the mind can never comprehend that which can only be experienced beyond our everyday level of awareness or our normal state of consciousness :)

And if I had to use a word to name god that word would undoubtedly be Love... not the generally accepted meaning but rather Love that recognizes and accepts everything and everyone just as they Are.


answered 18 Feb '12, 21:49

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edited 18 Feb '12, 22:08

At least you liked the word I used: mystery... Thanks Michaela :-)

(19 Feb '12, 09:10) The Prophet

I call God by the name of God, but I also know God by the sound of AUM. I know because when I listen closely to my heart I hear the same sacred sound of AUM. Peace


answered 21 Aug '12, 07:04

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what if there are fledgling gods
on their way to emanance,
learning as they grow
sometimes not seeing it right
the first time, but illusions
that must be learned or known
would that be thee


answered 18 Feb '12, 21:37

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@Snow if you are searching for a name to call God, I chant HU. HU is an ancient holy name for God. It's pronounced like the man's name Hugh. When you chant HU; it becomes a love song to God; a way to show appreciation & connect with your spirit.

I first read about this in a book many years ago; sorry, can't recall the name; but have been using the chant (love song) ever since. Try it - 20 min's while meditating; I think you will like the vibration & how the sound resonates throughout your body - connecting you with a higher consciousness . I especially like doing the meditation when I'm outdoors.


answered 18 Feb '12, 23:29

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@ele, thanks for that info ele.

(19 Feb '12, 00:02) Tom

@Tom Your Welcome... lol! I'm sure glad I'm not here for the votes otherwise I might think I was not welcome here.

(19 Feb '12, 01:49) ele

Don't be so concerned, there will always be varying degrees of acceptance of different things one has to say. That doesn't necessarily reflect on the perception of the individual themselves, simply on the conversational topic at the time. ;)

Either way, I value your answer, thanks for sharing. ^_^

(19 Feb '12, 02:08) Snow

@Snow - I was laughing cause Tom thanked me for the info but I guess he didn't like my answer enough to vote it up.

(19 Feb '12, 02:12) ele

@Snow -" I value your answer" back at you, my friend. You helped me more than you know & I see things more clearly now. I told you, your answer really resonated with me & the comments you didn't delete told me even more. Thank you, Snow. Much appreciated..

I think we define strangers the same way. BTW - I put my shield on... haha

(19 Feb '12, 02:29) ele
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God has no name because God is not a persona.

It is not possible to define God by personality, gender, names etc because God is above all these.

But certain higher Entities which act through a personality (such as angels, dieties, human beings etc) have one. For example angel Michael or Gabriel, diety Jehovah or Zeus etc.


answered 19 Feb '12, 18:36

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edited 19 Feb '12, 18:41

@jupiterios: Of course. Unfortunately the word "God" holds entirely too many definitions in the English language. To clarify: My context here was meant to imply the name of the persona of the highest / most powerful being of light and positivity. To me this goes back to the fall of Lucifer and the idea that he was the "second personality", and wanted to be the first. If "God" in our translation was the first, then my question is what was the original translation of the first personality.

(23 Feb '12, 16:30) Snow

This could perhaps mean that the first personality is not "God" at all, but instead his first in command, an angel maybe.

I do agree with everything you said. Thanks for sharing. ^_^

(23 Feb '12, 16:33) Snow

@SNOW: That's right! "GOD" is not the first personality in my opinion.

THE GOD has no personality and is not a persona at all! GOD is the WHOLE, the BEING, the ABOVE ALL.

So, The first powerful personality that you are interested of and you seek his name must be an Entity that comes from GOD.

(23 Feb '12, 18:32) jupiterios

According to Christian Tradition: The first powerful personality that comes from GOD is the Son called by the human name Jesus. Or may be it is the first Archangel named Michael. In fact, there is the opinion that Jesus (the son) and Michael (the first archangel) are the same persona: In heaven he is called Michael, on earth he is called Jesus... Besides, some say that New Testament refers to Jesus the Son as the "Word".

According to Jewish Tradition: The first powerful personality is Jehovah.

(23 Feb '12, 18:32) jupiterios

Some confuse these two Traditions. They say that Jehovah is the Father and Jesus is the Son. I think that both of them are personalities since they have a name. They also act through a personality. If you study Old Testament you'll find that Jehovah acts and thinks like a human persona: he feels anger and desires punishment for the disobedients.

So, wrongly, I think, they call Jehovah as the father. He must not be THE GOD. Neither Jesus...

(23 Feb '12, 18:32) jupiterios

As far for Lucifer, I think he is another SuperPersonality/Archangel (maybe the second after Michael) who envied the leadership of the first ever SuperPersonality/Archangel Michael. And as I said above, Michael is the heavenly name of Jesus the Son. That's why the controversy between Christ-Satan.

(23 Feb '12, 19:02) jupiterios
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As there is only one God or Universal Truth but many languages and religious traditions, I don't think He minds (if we can personify Him in this way) what we call Him. However, I believe that for every time and age there is a new Manifestation of God - a Being who reflects completely God's attributes and Will for humanity like Krishna, Buddha, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Baha'u'llah etc. Then the best way we can call God at each time in history (I don't mean necessarily call Him that as God is God), but to worship Him in the way He wants so He hears us best is in the name of that Teacher and through embracing their teachings.


answered 19 Feb '12, 19:03

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iam truth iam. experience and enjoy.

(19 Feb '12, 19:53) white tiger

His name is Yahwah. Jesus' name is Yeshua. TheHoly Spirit's name is Rukha d' Qudsha ( pronounced Koodsha ).


answered 21 Aug '12, 06:33

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edited 21 Aug '12, 06:35

Snow,check out Kabbalah University, they will have all the answer. I would try to help you, but I just joined and it has really help me. They have a two week free trial and then it's only $18 a month. Its not one of these feel good religions. Its a university and they teach. Its I would send you a link but my computer is acting weird.So, check it out, I believe you will find all you answers. Blessings and Light.


answered 18 Feb '12, 10:49

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I appreciate your offer, but I personally don't think that anyone should charge for spirituality. It is my belief that one of the biggest reasons the Church decided to crucify Christ is because he condemned the practice of tithing. This is why he and the disciples all had jobs and worked [fishermen, carpenters, etc] to spread their ministry instead of demanding they be paid by virtue of divine right. ;)

(23 Feb '12, 16:26) Snow

Snow, Kabbalah University is not a church.It's like a theology school, only better in that anyone can study. They have a two week free trial, so give it a try, then you can determine if it can answer your questions. Good luck with your search.

(23 Feb '12, 18:16) DJ

@DJ: This site allows you to comment on answers (where I responded to your answer). It is probably advisable that you respond to comments with another comment rather than a new answer. ^_^

Regarding the topic: I see. My statement stands that I have reservations towards anyone charging money for spiritual guidance / teaching / input of any variety. I'll probably take a look though, assuming the trial doesn't require a card. Thanks for sharing. =)

(23 Feb '12, 20:32) Snow

@Snow "It is my belief that one of the biggest reasons the Church decided to crucify Christ is because he condemned the practice of tithing" Wow , where will i find reference to this please ?

(19 Aug '12, 23:11) Starlight
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