Oh, that strange feeling of forgetting someone’s name! Even people with the best memory can probably sometimes lose this piece of important information about a freshly met person. Of course, going totally blank 2 seconds after learning it is one thing, but some people spend quite a surprising amount of time using the wrong name or not knowing it at all.

Has it ever happened to you that you forgot a person’s name immediately after someone told it to you? Well, you’re not alone. Below is a list of posts shared by people on Twitter as a response to a viral Tweet. Kristen Mulrooney, who goes by @missmulrooney on Twitter, shared a simple story of how her husband just simply said "I’m sorry, I forget your name?" But turns out that people on the internet have more stories related to forgetting people’s names and even more clever hacks for getting themselves out of a potentially embarrassing situation. Don’t forget to vote for the best posts and leave your comments!

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albernistuff 4sale
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Gonna steal this for future use.

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh I thought it was pronounced, "B.O.B. or B-oooooo-b"

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

This is genius....I'm gonna try it..."Hey mom......" (I really hope this joke makes sense)

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

If it was intentional....BURN...if it wasn't it was still a sick burn. Lol

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Little king trash mouth
Community Member
3 months ago

Same but then I just call them "sweetie" or something instead. I've had many students over the years and could recognize most even after they left my class, but names are 100% not my thing. Terrible with them.

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Night Owl
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Dad to the rescue :D

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#7

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Michigan Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

actually laffed out loud at this. my high school chemistry teacher called me Eric the entire year. I never bothered correcting him, i was the only "Eric" in the class. and no...my name isn't eric...

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

This is a good one...I must remember this.

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Michigan Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

nods. i have never used 'whistledick,' but i like it. besides just warning folks i'll be asking their names again a few times....i've been known to give individual folks their own individual nicknames. for whatever reason, a name i give them sticks in my head better than the name they actually have. weird, really...

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denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

Do you remember the name of the dog? You can say it in jest like..."Hello, father of *insert dog's name*"

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Donkey boi
Community Member
3 months ago

This would suit me!

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#12

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Bear Hall
Community Member
3 months ago

"Born in 1987. Divorced, no kids. Cell number A-4501. Two counts of assault on the first degree .."

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Bear Hall
Community Member
3 months ago

"Every single time I miss a name I got hit."

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#14

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Kelzbelz79
Community Member
3 months ago

This is good.

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#15

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 months ago

If you have to do that with a Portuguese woman, just call her Maria. There's a 90% chance it will be her name.

DuchessDegu
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm called Maria but I go by my middle name as there are sooooooooooo many other Marias!

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lara
Community Member
3 months ago

All the women who work for us, most are immigrants. They are ALL named Maria.

Night Owl
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Nice and very smooth

StrangeLittleThing
Community Member
3 months ago

Smart, smart!

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Stille20
Community Member
3 months ago

That was her turn to give her name... we all forget people's names, your husband shouldn't have called you out.

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museummomla Report

denzoren
Community Member
3 months ago

Very clever...but my license is obscured by my bank card...that also has my name...okay...it'll work.

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Bear Hall
Community Member
3 months ago

"My name isn't April,, joke is on you." April's fool.

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Bear Hall
Community Member
3 months ago

Steal their mail.

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#20

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albernistuff 4sale
Community Member
3 months ago

Considering all the variations that people name their kids these days....I personally know a Phred.....

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Unnamed Hooman
Community Member
3 months ago

Huh, would this still work with Bob, Jim, Tim, Matt, or Ted? Lol, Bobb, Gym, Time, Mat, and Teed

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Kelzbelz79
Community Member
3 months ago

Shame, it sounded foolproof.

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Bear Hall
Community Member
3 months ago

"And?" "U....E....L"

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#24

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd be like..eh..why do you need to know my full name?

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Bear Hall
Community Member
3 months ago

Do you have their phone number? "Hi. I have your pizza order ready. Could you confirm your name, please?"

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