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10 Foolproof Ways To Remember Someone's Name

Don't pull a John Travolta. Use these tips and tricks to remember someone's name the first time you meet them.

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1. Say their name three times.

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For repetition, three is the magic number. Saying something three times is proven to make it more memorable.

2. Ask for a business card.

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Business cards say a lot about a person. Most importantly, their name.

3. Learn the story behind their name.

"OMG, the name Lupita is of Spanish origin and is actually short for Guadalupe? That's so cool!!!"
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"OMG, the name Lupita is of Spanish origin and is actually short for Guadalupe? That's so cool!!!"

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4. Write their name down.

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It's especially helpful to remember someone's name if you intend to marry them.

5. Ask them to spell it.

"Smith, is that S-M-Y-T-H-E ? No, I didn't think so."
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"Smith, is that S-M-Y-T-H-E ? No, I didn't think so."

6. Make a rhyme.

Works every time.

7. Sing the Name Game Song.

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Directions are in the song lyrics. Congratulations! Now you'll never get their name (or that song) out of your head.

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9. Say their name in a weird voice.

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Hey, it worked for Anna Faris.

10. When all else fails, just ask.

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"Hey, I'm so sorry, I'm terrible with names. What's your name again?" IT'S THAT SIMPLE.

Better safe than sorry.

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