What's in a Name? Why You Should Personalise Gifts September 28 2013
'What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.'
At Honeymellow, we have to disagree with Shakespeare’s Juliet that a name is not important. We understand your name is a key part of your identity and helps to make you unique - even if you have one of the most popular names in the last year: Harry, Amelia, Oliver, Olivia, Jack or Jessica. We shorten names, have ceremonies which involve naming and perfect our signatures that are used to verify who we are in an array of situations involving money, medical and many more.
If we can personalise it for you, we will. Furthermore we will often do it for free or for very little extra cost. All you have to do is write the name you want included in the designated blank box on the page of your chosen sign and we do the rest. Easy! We personalise signs for your garden, your favourite hobbies, a child’s room and even for your pet. If one of our custom-made designs is still not personal enough, there are blank signs in various shapes, sizes and colours for you to add your own text: perfect for homes, offices or social areas. We also have a new range of signs with various backgrounds for you to put a personalised message. Still not convinced? Here are some reasons why names are important:
- Dale Carnegie states that when talking to someone you should use their name, ‘Remember that a person’s name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language.’
- Brett Pelham of the State University of New York has shown in his research that if you are named Dennis and Denise, you are disproportionately likely to become dentists; similarly Lawrence and Lauries become lawyers. If you are named Louis or George you are disproportionately likely to move to Saint Louis or Georgia respectively.
- Companies with names that are easier to pronounce tend to do better in the stock market.
- Five times as many people die in hurricanes with a female name because their power is underestimated (Sharon Shavitt, University of Illinois).
We all have now tired of mass production and would much rather have mass personalisation. Furthermore, it is a great opportunity to have something unique for your home or as a gift for a loved one. It is always very satisfying to have a gift no-one else will have one but others will admire. If you see a sign where we have not offered a personalised option, simply email us at: email@example.com with your request and we will let you know whether it is possible. As our own personalised sign above our door says, ‘At Honeymellow we love what we do and hope you do too’ - personalised with our name and a picture of a rose of course!