Can we talk about names for a second? Like, how much weight do you put on a name?
Can you be friends with someone or date someone with the same name as someone with whom you’ve had a bad experience? Can you date someone with the same name as your mom or dad? Sadly, I have gone out with guys that had the same name as my parents. o_o
I know it might seem weird, but I put a lot of weight on a name. There is one particular female name that I avoid like the plague. I’ve never had a good experience with a woman with this name.
Oh, and the name Pat? Yeah, never had a good working relationship with a Pat. Ever.
As for men, I can’t date someone with my daddy’s name. Just seems weird. I also don’t date men with “old man” names. Like, I can’t date a Cletus or a Bert, for example. I also don’t like to date men with the same name as ex boyfriends or husbands.
Recently, I met a guy at the airport. He was nice enough, so when he asked for my phone number, I obliged. When he told me his name I cringed, but I tried to shake it off. When he called me two days later, I got pissed when I saw his name in my phone. Then I realized it was the other guy. I put off calling him back cause I just wasn’t feeling his name. A coworker said I should just give him a nickname, but I took it as a sign. I never called him back.
Yes, I’ve got issues. Nothing new here.
What about you? Do you have any weird issues with people’s names?