I Wonder What Would Happen...

I was reading this post by Brittany today and in her post she states:

"It's a psychological fact that everyone's favorite word is their own name...Luckily, I've been given the gift of a crazy good memory. I always remember names and faces, but out of fear of looking crazy, I hardly use people's names if I'm unsure if they know mine."

I'm the exact same way!! I don't want to appear creepy to people by remembering their names after our first meeting. So I always avoid that imaginary "creepiness" by pretending to forget their name.
I wonder what would happen if I didn't do that.
Instead of pretending, just say it!
I secretly hate when people can't seem to remember my name. The first couple times is forgivable, sure, but after about the third meeting if they don't remember my name, I get annoyed.
SOO why would I ever cause other people this annoyance?!
Personally, I LOVE it when someone remembers my name!
It makes me feel appreciated, remembered, and worthwhile.

(Photo cred: Kaycie! Go check her out!)

Last year, I got set up on a blind date with one of my friends cousins.
It was a fun time and I liked the date a lot, however, we never really connected so nothing happened.
About six months later, this same kid ended up being in my ward and as I was leaving church that first Sunday I hear this voice yell: "Beth Gee!"
I whirled around and we started talking.
I just remember walking home from church feeling so surprised that he remembered my name (even if it was a nickname, which is more endearing anyway).

It made me feel like it was worth it to him to remember who I was, not because we were going to date or even that we would be best friends, but because he wanted to.

 When I remember someone's name, I'm not going to be shy and next time I see them, I'm going to give a big ole fat HI!


  1. Ah I say do it! I wish I remembered more names than I do. I tend to always remember faces though, and I almost always just call them out and say "I know you but I don't remember how." It can be fun to try and remember together sometimes. Like you said, I've never been creeped out by someone remembering me -- just flattered!

  2. My name isn't my favorite word. Don't get me wrong, I like my name ... but I would never in a million years say it was my favorite word. I know this wasn't the point of the post, but notice how it was for me. :) That's all. :)

  3. Haha, I definitely do not love my name. I like my nickname, but not my full name. Although, I'm really glad that it's easy to pronounce/spell/etc.

    Thanks for the reminder to be friendlier! :)

  4. I'm totally with you on this! I always feel creepy about the whole name thing and often only use their name if they use mine first. But if everyone were like me, no names would be used EVER...so I definitely need to change that. It always brightens my day when someone I recently met remembers my name :)

    P.S....super cute pics!

  5. Whenever a boy says my name or even uses it in a text it just kills me. Kills me! like, marry me now please?

  6. This is EXACTLY how my brain works. I feel like I wrote this post in my sleep and you stole it and published it ;) kidding lol but I love how your brain works.. and you! :) umm and youre adorable

  7. Girl you are so cute! I found you through abcde. And I'm excited to learn more about ya! The whole name thing..by the way..I completely agree!


    1. No, no. You are the cute one! Totally blog stalked you today and I might have followed you on instagram. haha! :) Thanks for following! :)

  8. That is an amazing quality! I WISH I could remember people's names. I am exactly the opposite! And I feel like an idiot asking a million times what someone's name it!