Is it more than co-incidence that I – a woman named Sue – have so many Sues in my life? To date, I have several close friends and various relatives/acquaintances all named Sue, Susan or Susie.
Others do too I recently found out, such as my co-worker L who has numerous Sues in her life, including her mother. Feeling the need to distinguish her Sues, we only know the woman with whom she shares a ride to work as My Carpool.
So, what’s in a name, I’ve begun to wonder.
Here’s what I’ve found. First, when it comes to writing, quite a lot. To start, the title of your article/story/blog is the hook that lures….
Keeping readers there is another thing, of course, but for now, you just need to go to Amazon to see that sexy titles sell and sell well.
Words like “passion, romance, steamy, etc.” get noticed and get sales. Which is fine if you want to write that sort of thing – or can just manage to get some of these words into your title. 🙂
As to all my Sues, I’ve discovered the Kabalarian Philosophy offers some interesting ideas. It’s based on the philosophy that mind and language are intimately linked. They can even tell you what your name means based on this philosophy and certain mathematical principles.
Which is fun, but really doesn’t explain all the Sues in my life or L’s life and maybe your life.
But that’s okay, because I have another theory. It goes like this: Prior to our birth, we each belonged to a specific community of spirits getting ready to be born, and to ensure that we’d recognize each other when we got to Earth….
Ok, what about you? Are you surrounded by/attracted to the same-named people? Many Janes, Bobs, Steves, Judys…?