Is there a certain name that keeps popping up in your life? Not a specific person's name; I mean a name like Tom, Dick or Harry. When I Googled the subject, I found only articles about recurring numbers; nothing on names. But a couple of my friends say they, like me, have wondered why a particular name seems to persist throughout their social circles and significant relationships. For me, it's Jim. Of course, everyone my age grew up with a bunch of Jims, Johns, Marys, Michaels and, yes, Kathys. But not many can say, "This is my husband, James, my ex-husband Jim, and my sons, Jimmy and James." And those are just the ones in my immediate family.