A few months ago, I re-watched Titanic and was surprised by how much Leo and Kate say each other’s onscreen names. Every other line, it’s “Jack!” or “Rose!” They’re constantly saying each other’s names, so it was funny to come across fellow Giggler Jessica Tholmer’s identical observation in a Titanic post, “[M]aybe you have not noticed how often Jack and Rose use each other’s names … one time someone told me that our names are subconsciously our favorite word, so hearing it over and over makes you feel closer to the person using your name.” I believe it! Famed self-help author Dale Carnegie backs this up. “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language,” he writes. It can be a powerful way to influence someone, but it’s also something you do to make a person feel special and important.

— Laura Donovan on ‘Hello Giggles’

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