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Posted: 22 May 2007 08:15 PM   [ Ignore ]
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It’s easier to remember a “Bill” who really fits the bill, according to a new study.

Names tend to be associated with certain facial features

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Posted: 23 May 2007 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Reminds me of a study from the University of Leipzig (Germany). They found a correlation between names and income. And how names tend to stay in their social class etc.

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Posted: 23 May 2007 09:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’ve always believed that you can ‘look’ like a name. I’m bad with names, really bad. I’ll meet someone and sometimes get to know them quite well and not know their actual name. I just assign them the name I think they look most like. Like Toby. Toby’s realy name is Stephen. But he looks very Toby-esque.

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Posted: 23 May 2007 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I hate to admit this. But I have had 14 girlfriends and they all called Monique. Drove my mom crazy. “I

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Posted: 23 May 2007 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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“Michael” was a recurring name in my dating pool, so was “Scott”, but to a lesser degree. The whole “Michael” thing was kind of crazy, there were like four in a row.

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Posted: 23 May 2007 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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My ex-girlfriend had three other Brandons and another ex had two.

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Three out of four, that aint half bad…

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Posted: 23 May 2007 12:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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MadCarlotta - 23 May 2007 04:17 PM

“Michael” was a recurring name in my dating pool, so was “Scott”, but to a lesser degree. The whole “Michael” thing was kind of crazy, there were like four in a row.

Hrmpf… that

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Posted: 23 May 2007 12:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I don’t think I ever had two people I dated with the same name. Not the people I actually dated dated, anyway.
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In regards to the ‘do you resemble your name’ discussion, my mum once told me this.

“When I was pregnant with you, I was going to call you Emily or Flora. I thought they were nice, delicate, feminine names. Now…” *eyes me critically* “well, now I think Emily is a nice, delicate, feminine name.”

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Posted: 23 May 2007 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Posted: 23 May 2007 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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So who is Alex….

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Posted: 23 May 2007 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I’m Alex!


(Cue a flurry of Spartacus-esque posts)

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Posted: 23 May 2007 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I asked my husband once if he was always “Bob” or if as a child he was Bobby or something.  He said he was always Bob even as a tot. (This is rare as most Roberts are Bobby or Robby in youth and evolve into Robert or Bob as they get older).  I asked my mother in law why he was always called Bob and she shrugged her shoulders and replied,

“Well, I just never met a Bob I didn’t like.”

I thought that was a pretty darned good answer.

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