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Past-tense, present-tense names

For the verb draw, my dictionary lists the past tense form as drew.

So then, people named Drew, like my neighbor’s son, have a past-tense name. I wonder if having a past-tense name influences how he experiences time — maybe he only senses things that have already happened. Well, I guess we all kinda do that. (For more, see here.)

Maybe if he’d been named Draw instead, he’d be experiencing the world in present-tense? Or if he had a name like Margot, which is presumably the present tense of Mar-went?