The sweetest word a person can hear from another, is their own name.

United States
February 26, 2007 11:00pm CST
I took a physchology class that said that the sweetest word to hear is ones own name. And I guess it is kind of true. If you walk into the store and they say "hello (your name here)" doesnt it make you feel a little more important? In our class we had to state our names everyday for the first few weeks, so everyone could use our names when addressing us. I never realized how long my b/f had went without saying my name, he calls me honey, sweetheart, or babe. I jokingly told him that I think he forgot my name..lol. Does it feel more personal to you to have someone use your name?
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@whoachica (110)
• United States
27 Feb 07
It always startles me when people call me by my name. I don't think I like it.
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@patgalca (16474)
• Orangeville, Ontario
27 Feb 07
When I first started reading your post I thought about my father who passed away a year ago today. I could hear his voice saying "Patricia". How I would love to hear that voice say that again. One of the employees at the pharmacy calls me by name, and yes I love it. Unfortunately I don't call her by name because I can never remember it. She wears a name tag, it's only 3 letters, and I don't exactly know how to pronounce it. LOL! My husband rarely calls me by name. He always calls me "Dear". When I hear him call "Pat" then I know he is serious about something. LOL! I think I will try calling people by name more often. Except there are two women in my writing group whose names I always get mixed up.... one of the reasons why I don't call them by name. Ha ha ha! We all joke about it though.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I have heard that before, but it kind of makes me uncomfortable if someone I don't know uses my name like that.
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@Ellecee (102)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I don't like it when people I don't know (cashiers, servers, salespeople, etc.) use my first name. It's disrespectful and too personal for me. Call me miss or ma'am (I prefer miss ;) or Mrs. Cee.
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
27 Feb 07
I've often wondered about this very thing. I'm pleased when people use my name when I shop. I always try to remember peoples names and use them. I find it extremely irritating when I introduce myself on the phone or at a service counter then the person I'm speaking to says "What was your name again?". When training staff I tell them that remembering a person's name is one of the most important things they can do. If someone gives you their name it's a discourtesy to forget it. And what's with blokes??? Yes, boyfriends to be exact? None of mine used my name except the last one because I drew his attention to the fact that he avoided using my name. When he said it he made it sound awful and he was obviously uncomfortable with it. I get sick of Darl, Babe and gorge (short for gorgeous) In future, I will be sure to say "This is my name...please use it".