But I also do this with memories - people i haven't seen in a while lose their names in my memories. I'll remember a face, etc, but no longer their name. This is especially frustrating with old lovers and gfs, since it was drilled into my head at some point that only a complete cad forgets the name of an old gf. I can't remember the names of *most* of the women I've gone out with over the years. Sure, I remember the name of my stalker (Barbara), my first gf (the pyscho) (Rebecca), and the one gf who ended up wanting to burn me - in effigy or at the stake, I don't think she was picky (Andrea). But there are a number who are nameless now. I really wish I could remember the name of the cool woman I met in the pub in Hamburg, or the other cool woman who let me crash on her floor while I was there. This drives me nuts when I go to cons and tradeshows too, since people come up to me with "Hey, we met at the last FuCon, remember?" Yeah, I probably do - except that if I only heard your name once in passing at a con I will NEVER remember it the next time we meet. I'm always afraid I'm going to offend someone because I don't remember their name, or that they'll think I'm arrogant and didn't deem it worth remembering or something. Especially since I have such a unique name and it seems like no one every forgets it.
(Memo to self - the girl who went skinny dipping with you, Ani, and Goatboy was Abby - you keep forgetting that!)