Welcome to Thoughts for Thursday! This feature is our outlet to talk with you about whatever we currently have on our minds. It might be bookish, it might not! Now for this week's thought:
What is your Name Again.... I am Terrible At Names!
So I have always known that I am absolutely terrible with names, I can hang out with people all day after meeting them for the first time and then not remember their name. I know it is terrible. It is not that I don't care, I just have a tendency to always blank when it comes to names.
I have just recently realized I translate this into my reading as well. If I wait longer than a just a couple of days to write my review I end up always looking up the secondary characters' names. It is not that the book is just easy to forget (though sometimes that is the case), I am just bad with remembering names.
I have noticed that it happens more often when the names are more popular. If the name is something crazy or more unusual then I almost never struggle. I may struggle with the spelling but not with remember. For example, Perry and Roar in Under the Never Sky... no problem. Blue from Raven Boys no problem. Now ask me who the main character or one of the secondary character is in a more contemporary book or book that has more common names.... I will struggle for a bit.
Does any one else struggle with names? Or are you exceptionally good with names? What about character names?