There will come a time when you run into someone and realize that you have no idea who he or she is. More often than not, during a quick encounter, in the mall or on the road side, you can say hello and goodbye without this becoming an issue. However, if you are caught in a party and find yourself needing to know this person’s name – sometimes making small talk until you can excuse yourself, just won’t cut it.
Take a photo together and ask him or her how to spell their name properly, seeing that there are so many variations in spelling these days. This is a very sly way of getting a name right; as a plus you will also come across as seeming considerate as you wanted to make sure their name was correctly written.