The point at which it’s too late to ask for someone’s name because you spent so much time around them
that you should already know it.
I have total name shame. I’ve been working for a month with this guy and still don’t know his name.
The unfortunate title associated with having inconsiderate parents who doom their offspring to a lifetime of shame and embarrassment due to the ridiculous names given to them at birth.
Such unfortunate people exist such as: North West, Moon Unit Zappa, Dweezil Zappa to name a few.
Another example of a near miss Name Shame event.
At the hospital shortly after their new son is born Bula Bawls says her her husband “Dick, we can’t do that to our new son naming him after your grandfather.”
Dick thinks about this for a minute and says, “Bula, you’re probably right. I can picture the teacher calling attendance on the first day of school if by that unfortunate chance there’s two Harry’s in the class. When both boys raise their hands after being called and the teacher sees this I can picture her saying, “ah, how nice, we have pair of Harry Bawls in the class this year.”” Later that day, Richard N. Bawls and Bula Bawls leave the hospital still thinking about a nice non Name Shame name for their new son.
Unintentionally insulting a black person when you first hear their name, by your unconscious physical reactions, such as eye rolling, unsuppressed smirk, laughing but pretending you’re coughing, or spitting out your coffee.
“When I was introduced to the new employee La’Sh’ N’Quisha, I name shamed her by falling backwards out of my chair.”
when you don’t care at all about someone and you don’t know his or her name even if you know him or her.
i have name shame, we’ve been in the same class for 6 years and I still don’t know his or her name.