One of the most basic,
things you can ever know about someone
is their name.
How else can you know who someone is
if you don’t even know their name?
All other information you learn about them
gets associated back to that name.
It is the beginning of understanding them.
It’s the beginning of their story.
It is the first thing they were probably given.
A name is received shortly after birth.
It’s the first thing they probably told you about themselves
because it’s important to who they are
and they decided it was important
for you to know who they are too.
You should cherish being in the know.
Not everyone gets to know their name,
but you do.
So show a person that you value them
and can spell their name right.
Respect their name if they give it to you.
They didn’t have to.
Show them the respect they deserve.
If they tell you their name,
learn it and don’t forget it.
It probably won’t be changing anytime soon.
It’s literally the least you could do.
It’s one thing to mess up a name,
but entirely different to not know it altogether.
Names are important.
If that person is important to you,
knowing their name should be too.