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    What's your name again???

    Anyone else have a problem remembering names? Either when you first meet them or you never really knew their name but you see them all the time.
    This happens to me a lot. I try my best but I guess I need to pay more attention.
    Take for instance my barber. I've been going to him for years now and I don't even know his name. It's always, "What's up man, how you been?"
    I think his name is Enrique but I only think that because I overheard it one day. That's terrible.

    I can remember everything else but not names. Sad.
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    Re: What's your name again???

    I'm terrible with names, so is my daughter. I need to be introduced to someone a minimum of 8 times before I get it right. That's why I just call everybody dude.
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    Re: What's your name again???

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl View Post
    I'm terrible with names, so is my daughter. I need to be introduced to someone a minimum of 8 times before I get it right. That's why I just call everybody dude.
    I have the same problem unfortunately, it's especially hard at a Mice Chat meet, because someone will say their MC Name, then their real name and I forget both or only remember the one.

    Highly embarassing.

    So I tried a method of association to try and remember someone's name.

    Like if the person's name is is Sandra, I think of something like Sandra Dee, in my head, not to their face of course. It really helps!

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    Re: What's your name again???

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl View Post
    I'm terrible with names, so is my daughter. I need to be introduced to someone a minimum of 8 times before I get it right. That's why I just call everybody dude.
    Quote Originally Posted by SummerInFL View Post
    I have the same problem unfortunately, it's especially hard at a Mice Chat meet, because someone will say their MC Name, then their real name and I forget both or only remember the one.

    Highly embarassing.

    So I tried a method of association to try and remember someone's name.

    Like if the person's name is is Sandra, I think of something like Sandra Dee, in my head, not to their face of course. It really helps!
    Hi, I'm Jack in case you two forgot.

    I have a terrible memory period so with names, yeah I'm really bad.
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    Re: What's your name again???

    Quote Originally Posted by SummerInFL View Post
    Like if the person's name is is Sandra, I think of something like Sandra Dee, in my head, not to their face of course. It really helps!






    I could never figure that one out. I've heard it referenced before.

    If I was able to remember "Sandra Dee" (as in your example), I should just be able to remember the persons actual name.



    If I do forget a persons name (and I do), I just bite the bullet up front and apologize and reintroduce my name to them and ask them for theirs.

    Two seconds of embarrassment beats the grief of me worrying about it the whole time that I am talking with the person. And I do worry about it...

    Hey, we've all been there (and we're human), so why not be honest about it???

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    Re: What's your name again???

    Quote Originally Posted by hollywood1939 View Post
    Hi, I'm Jack in case you two forgot.

    I have a terrible memory period so with names, yeah I'm really bad.

    See I remember your name Jack because I seem to remember talking to you on the phone and making a fool out of myself on my birthday. I was a little tipsy and I won't be forgetting that anytime soon.

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    Re: What's your name again???

    See... I wish I had that problem. I have this photographic memory with names and faces. I can recognize someone from junior high and say not only their name but what classes we had together or where we had met. I always am like "hey aren't you so and so?" everywhere I go. Even people I know through people I am like "you're so and so's co-worker from their old job, aren't you?" It's kinda' annoying.

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    Re: What's your name again???

    I'm TERRIBLE with names, and in my career, that can be a bad thing.

    I've taught classes for a month and still didn't know someones name.


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    Re: What's your name again???

    I'm terrible with names too. Its one of the reasons I'm not a teacher. I do feel bad and am sometimes successful with association tricks. The association tricks help when I can't remember if their name is x or y; as in I have it narrowed down to 2 names. That's when I come up with an association.

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    Re: What's your name again???

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl View Post
    I'm terrible with names, so is my daughter. I need to be introduced to someone a minimum of 8 times before I get it right. That's why I just call everybody dude.
    Dude, that's exactly me!


    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    I'm TERRIBLE with names, and in my career, that can be a bad thing.

    I've taught classes for a month and still didn't know someones name.
    Forget names, just give them numbers or call them all Buddy.

    Quote Originally Posted by sueb View Post
    I'm terrible with names too. Its one of the reasons I'm not a teacher. I do feel bad and am sometimes successful with association tricks. The association tricks help when I can't remember if their name is x or y; as in I have it narrowed down to 2 names. That's when I come up with an association.
    When I go to shake someones hand, I repeat their name out loud once and then 1,371,986 times in my head and I still forget.

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    Re: What's your name again???

    Quote Originally Posted by cal4iri View Post
    I can remember everything else but not names. Sad.
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    Oh, Anthony, you're so silly. See? I remember your name!

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    Re: What's your name again???

    Quote Originally Posted by knittingknerd View Post
    See... I wish I had that problem. I have this photographic memory with names and faces. I can recognize someone from junior high and say not only their name but what classes we had together or where we had met. I always am like "hey aren't you so and so?" everywhere I go. Even people I know through people I am like "you're so and so's co-worker from their old job, aren't you?" It's kinda' annoying.
    I'm more or less like this. I don't have the proverbial elephant's memory - I do slip up once in a while - but details tend to lodge in my head. DH, on the other hand, has a very hard time with names and trivial details.
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    Re: What's your name again???

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkerbell View Post
    Oh, Anthony, you're so silly. See? I remember your name!
    I'm honored that you remembered my name........started with an A.

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    Re: What's your name again???

    Oops, my bad, Anfernee!

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    Re: What's your name again???

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkerbell View Post
    Oops, my bad, Anfernee!
    No prob Caliriaire.

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