As sort of a follow-up to my last post, I wonder why it is that I have such incredible trouble remembering some peoples' names, and others I remember after seeing or hearing it once. I seem to be best at remembering girls' names, but only girls that I like. It doesn't seem to matter whether or not I like a guy as far as remembering his name goes. My best guess is that it has something to do with how unusual their name is. Like, Daniel's wacky last name contains both an apostrophe and a dash, and I remembered it after seeing it once. Likewise, my other friends with hyphenated last names were easy to remember. More common names, like "Jon James" and "Matt Johnson," took weeks to pick up. Maybe "normal" names get filtered out as white noise, but weirder names are intriguing enough that I repeat them in my mind until I have them memorized.