The folks over at 43 folders have compiled a few tricks for remembering names. I used to use some of these, but I’ve gotten out of the habit. Now that we’re in a new area, I’m meeting a lot of new people and I would like to remember names.
It’s just that using some of the tips would be really annoying, like saying the name several times after learning it. They’re going to want to pop you in the nose if you say their name too much.
In any case, it’s worth the effort because it makes people feel good to hear you say their name. In “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, Dale Carnegie claimed that a person’s name is the sweetest sound to their ears. I’m inclined to agree.