For Shakespeare, rose would have been the same even if it were called anything else. What's in a name, he said. I do not know if I would have been any different were I known as Purvi and not Purva. But what I do believe is I possess some characterstics because I am Purva.
I read somewhere: "psychologist say that women with more feminine names are better at jobs like nursing & a person with manly name like Hank will be more successful as a builder." I believe names (rather the meanings) have a strong bearing on one's personality.
Purva means cool breeze flowing from the east -- the direction from which the sun appears to rise. Coming from that direction (which has something that removes darkness), gives me a positive outlook and confidence of brightening up the place I am in.
Breeze cannot be held in one place, making me a restless soul. I like to call myself a wanderer--wandering in search of .....something I am unaware of! I love to get 'lost'! (which is a common occurence thanks to my extremely poor sense of direction).
While there are lot of other traits similar to the meaning of my name, I would not write all here. I like these lines written by Rabindranath Tagore....I can identify with them really well:
"I AM restless. I am a thirst for far-away things.
My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance.
O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly,
that I am bound in this spot evermore."