- Last-ditch efforts, nicknames. Using someone's most attractive feature as nickname will work for a little while. Be prepared to dig through someone's wallet as soon as they leave for the bathroom (I kid).
- Really last-ditch effort, ask. If you really like this person, but not enough to remember his/ her name obviously, ask them. But take an angle on your query. Maybe ask if he/ she was named after anyone of what they think of the name.
*Mnemonic is a homophone of Pneumonic, but a plague of the latter variety is likelier to get you quarantined in China.
Holler at us with any good forgotten name stories.