Greg -> Keg, Robert-> Robber, Elisabeth -> Lizard Bath. Help me come up with a list of image mnemonics for as many names as possible!
I've been practicing using mnemonics for every name I encounter, so that when I meet someone new, I can recall them doing something with the object that sounds like their name, and then remember their name later. It becomes really effective and quick once you've developed a good set of images for each name. The goals are:
1. Unique to that name (Different image for Christina and Christine, for Laurel, Laura, Lauren, etc.)
2. Should be something that you can see (Molly = Jolly won't quite cut it. Molly gets mauled is a bit better, and Molly covered in Mold is decent, though it'd be nicer if the first syllable really sounded the same)
3. Try not to reference other people (Although if they have something visible that's unique to them, then that's acceptable - Michael could be doing the moonwalk or wearing a white sequined glove, Mike could be biting someone's ear off)
I could use help with these specific names, since my images aren't great for them:
Johannes, Johanna, Johann, Andre, Andreas, Andrea, Andrew, Manfred, Anita, Eva, Florian, Flora, Laura, Lauren, Marcus, Ana, Anne, Anja, Ariana, Sophie, Sophia, Amanda, Coletta, Timon, Timo, Helen, Helena, Ellen, Elena, Kathy, Katharina, Catherine, Paul, Luca, Luke, Lukas, Benjamin, Ben, Benedict, Maria, Martha, Alexandra, Renate, Christine, Christina
There's a fine list [here] (http://mnemotechnics.org/wiki/Memorizing_Names_and_Faces#Ron_White.27s_Methods), though several of the images don't really do it for me.
If this starts getting a lot of responses, I'll figure out some way to get my names into a list form (right now they're Anki
flashcards) and post it here