There is a certain person from my past who I intensely dislike. Although I wouldn’t go out of my way at all to do it, if I ever got the chance to wreck his life or otherwise damage him (not physically) I would grab that opportunity with both hands.
(Before you start wondering who, this person is completely unknown to you all. One or two of you may have read about him at one point).
Anyway, my point is that whenever I read his name, that name, a name shared by many other people, I automatically dislike the bloke concerned, even though I haven’t met that particular guy. If I see someone who shares the same facial characteristics as him, I automatically dislike them too. I know I’m doing it, but even so my suspicions are raised and I cannot suppress the feelings of dislike.
If you are a parent, you’ll know the fun of choosing a name for the new addition to the household. It’s sort of the same in that as you go through names, the faces of the people who you know or knew pop into your mind, and if it isn’t an attractive image, you don’t go for the name. Things like “I knew a boy at school called Rodney and he was foul!” are said.
And I have yet another headache.