This occurred to me while adding people to our blogger buddies.
Why is it that when we mention a married couple (or any two people, I guess) that we say their names in a particular order? I started listing off couples I know and I decided why I DON'T say names certain ways, but I'm still seeking reasoning.
It's not necessarily gender related...i.e. I say "Kate and Zach." I also say "Sam and Emily."
It's not necessarily who I know better first...i.e. I say "Ben and Marie" and "Mat and Dani" (when Marie and Dani are like my best friends), yet I say "BriAnna and Kristopher" (because I hardly know him).
It's not necessarily syllabic with the shorter one first...i.e. I say "Dan and Lisa" and "Jenny and Joe." However, this one seems to be the rule I stick with most, I think.
But then how do I pick which goes first in the case of names with equal amount of syllables? Like "Sara and Tyson," "Pam and Shawn," "Ty and Jill," "Rachel and Isaac," "Tom and Kim," or even "Bev and Trent?"
These are the kinds of things that keep me up at night.
p.s.- Dani...Logan borrowed James' shirt.