One of Masuru Emoto’s famous experiments on changing the crystalline structure of water used the name “Hitler,” and with an average English accent, that’s not dissimilar in vowel sounds to the word “Chistmas” - the short “i” sound, and I (and people I know) pronounce it more as “chris’ mus” than like “Mass.”
So he got ugly patterns in the water when people said “Hitler,” but attractive symmetrical ones from other words (I don’t remember reading “Christmas” on the list, but for most people it would have been considered positive)… I wonder if he’d got a few really commited neo- or old-school Nazis, people for whom Hitler was a really awesome dude, what would have happened if they’d said it?
So what I’m getting at is intent, and as ever our old friend chain shift has altered both vowel and consonant sounds over the centuries, so what written in days of old would definitely have sounded different to our ears.
When I was very young and trying to understand how people in the past related to their gods, I formed the idea that the name Ra was a primeval syllable of awe that people formed when greeting the Sun, and beginning to comprehend, with all the new abstract thought-power available, what a source of life, and beauty, the Sun is.
Just sharing because finding things with primal personal meanings might be useful in some situations, I think I liked the “AHH” thing in Ipsissimus so much because it reminded me of those early musings…