The Sweetest and Most Important Sound in any Language

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A person’s name will always be special, it is the second gift given by a parent to their child. While yes, a person may share a name with another person but his name will always be his. There may be a person named Mark in the sea of Marks but for him, there is only one Mark. 

One of the worst mistakes you can do in life is to forget a person’s name. A few years ago, I came across a friend whom I haven’t seen for a while. I knew the face, but I can’t seem to remember the name. She was very friendly but I felt embarrassed that I had to ask for her name again and made her feel alienated. Until now, that situation haunted me. It was insensitive of me and I knew I could do better than that. 


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A person’s name is the sweetest and most important sound in any language. Not only that it is a thoughtful gesture to remember a name but of good manners as well. Good manners never hurt anyone yet, good manners, along with common sense, are hard to come by these days.

My friends, by calling someone by their name, you are making a connection with them. If you’re a boss and you call your employees by their name, it makes them feel special. It makes them feel that they are not just an employee to you and they mean more to you. In turn, makes them happy and welcomes your leadership. 

The same thing goes in romantic relationships; we use names to call our partners. We call them by their names along with some terms of endearment, to connect with them. We use names to establish an intimate connection. Names have something magical to them. Try to imagine how it would feel if your significant other mentions another name during sex. I would doubt it would make you feel special. 

There are great people out there who built their whole career out of remembering names. A dear friend of mine once told me that it is not about what you know but rather whom you know. You cannot know someone without first knowing their name. 

Remember that people are proud of their names. I mean, who wouldn’t be proud of having a street or a hospital named after you? I’m still surprised that some people haven’t grasped the importance of names. We should be aware of its power and use it to our advantage. 

One of the sure ways of gaining goodwill and making people feel important is to remember one’s name. Most people are too “busy” to take the time and energy necessary to remember a person’s name. Don’t be like most people, much I like everything I talk about here, be great and be awesome. Good manners never hurt anyone and remembering names is a crucial life skill, so it is a win-win situation. 

To Courage and Freedom, and People’s Names!

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  1. I love this! You are so right! So here is a secret, well not really a secret, but what most of my readers don’t know. My name is not Dee, that is actually my nickname, one I have carried since I was a child. My real name is Deresa. And only close people really know it, and new people in my life rarely say it right. Even my best friend of 20 years struggles to say it right. LOL (I can’t seem to understand that, it’s not like it is hard it is like Theresa but with a D. but many struggle with that.) Thus I am Dee, it is a part of me. Deresa is a mystery one that I prefer to keep to myself. I had one guy recently pick up off my email that my middle name was Ann. He had an obsession with that name and wanted to call me by that name. It felt like he was trying to change me into someone else. NOT a good thing. There was once a book series that was about keeping your true name hidden because if someone was to learn it, they could control you. Like you said language is magic and a person’s name is one of the most powerful forms of it out there! Once again you are awesome!
    Dee

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    1. Hi Dee!
      Deresa is a wonderful name, it has a nice ring to it.
      Don’t mind the guy, he probably is desperate for your attention to bother you like that.
      The book sounds interesting, what’s the title?
      Sorry for the late reply, I got my hands full last week. I hope you are doing well, cheers! =)

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  2. My sister mad the mistake of calling a young man “Willem” in stead of William. He shot back “that;s not my name “Andra”! (Her name is Andrea). She never made that mistake again and always asks the pronunciation or how they prefer to be addressed. A name has power inherent and it is wise to use that to your advantage.

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    1. Hi Murisopsis, thanks for dropping by!
      I’m sorry for the late reply.

      That to happened a lot to me, especially in cases where the person has a unique name and I have to repeat it by ear.

      Cheers!

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