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Oh Yes.

I believe I have a story regarding this in the group "I Name My Possessions." But I'll just reiterate that I do indeed name inanimate objects. Often. My computer, my cell phone, my vehicles, my blankets... I do often forget which names I give to which items, but eh. It never stops me.

SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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You are very right. Names are extraordinarily important.

I'm old. I've been doing this a long time. I can't remember the first thing I named. I do know my computer "Adrielle" (I was younger than 17) was one of the first... other computers were "Sharon" and "Caroline"...<br />
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As time went on, I was soon naming everything I cared about. When I hadn't interacted with something in a while, sometimes the names would get forgotten. After a while I had a box of index cards. If you had a card in the box, this meant your name was "official". This was intended to prevent namings getting permanently forgotten...<br />
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Eventually, I ran out of names (they had to be unique and the really great names went quickly). Another problem was that I 1) wanted to name essences (intangibles and designs of tangibles), and 2) I wanted to be able to name things other people owned that were in some way in my life...<br />
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I did what any self-respecting computer nerd would do... I went to giving them both first and last names to drastically multiply the pool of unique names :-D<br />
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It was around this time they started get stored electronically.<br />
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Loving inanimates romantically is who I am, and a name is "a basic right" for someone you love :-)

Mm, that is actually a good idea.

Definitely not the only person who has forgotten names... These days I have a database....

Ah, no NancyDrew, you're definitely not the only one.<br />
Alan... oh dear. That's no good. You should start again.<br />
Entrepguy- But there's far more satisfaction in naming things yourself!

Other people name my stuff for me. That's how cool I am : P

Other people name my stuff for me. That's how cool I am : P

I used to quite a bit, but not as much anymore. I hope this doesn't mean I'm becoming too old.

Here I thought I was the only one!