I've read that the problem most people have with names is they aren't as well embedded in associative matrices.
Which may be why nicknames are so common, because usually the nickname has a built-in association. The only nickname I've had that's really stuck is 'pod, shortened from tripod, because I'm the guy on crutches....
last year our lab (which isn't very big) had three Jeffs and two Erics.
We managed to have Julie, Julia, and Julian sitting at three out of a block of four desks. 'Hey, Jules' wasn't really useful
Which is the most recent one? Um...
My memory for when something happened is pretty lousy. Stuff can feel like it was years ago and be barely months old, or like it was like last week and be years old.
Doing foolish absentminded stuff? Well, I've only put the broccoli in the freezer once recently, but yeah, check.
It happens more when I'm tired, such as trying to swipe my front door open with my security pass. Forgetting I've got a pizza or garlic bread or whatever in the oven tends to happen weekly. Like the memory sequencing, some of that may be dyspraxia related.
Remembering to call my sister? Um. I try. Really.
That reminds me! (Of two things, unfortunately, 1) phone sister, 2) post her wedding anniversary card which has been sitting there for a week and may well now be late....).