Name Shame

What does name shame mean?

Inability to remember a person's name

Name shame is a term that refers to the inability to remember the name of a person with which you have spent a lot of time. The shame part of the term comes from the fact that you have spent a lot of time with the person yet you still cannot remember his or her name.

The inability to remember a name often happens because the person is not memorable or has a forgettable face. You cannot apply this term to people with memory loss issues, that's just not fair.


I've hung out with him in a group 4 different times yet I still can't remember his name
Dude, that's some name shame fo sho
Dory is a perfect example of name shame
Dory is a perfect example of name shame

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Updated February 13, 2017

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