Back in my 20s when clubbing was a weekly activity I would meet people some interesting, some not so much who wanted to exchange numbers and go out. On one particular occasion my ride or die girlfriend met a dude by the name Wilbur.
“O-M-G”, were her first words: “I can’t see myself getting down and dirty with a–Wilbur. I mean can you imagine you’re about to climax and call out that name, isn’t that the name of the pig in Charlotte’s Web.” At the time I roared with laughter, at the thought of her not messing with that fineness because of his name. True to her statement, she never called him.
Recently, this convo popped into my mind when I learned that my over-sexed neighbor’s name was Roberta. Damn, no wonder he calls her “oh baby”. Who can really get down with a name like that? You can’t even shorten it Robbie sounds like a dude and Berta—negative. So, I guess my friend had the right idea after all. Of course, one’s name isn’t going to make or break a relationship, after all poor “Georgia” or “Prudence” didn’t name themselves. However, a sexy name like Roman or Cari (wink) is worth screaming over.
Do you think names can have a sexual connotation? Have you ever been turned off by a girl/guy name? Is it so superficial that is doesn’t matter?