Name bracelets aren't necessarily designed to be functional, but many times, people wear them for a more personal reason. In this day and age, with so many people having cell phones, emails, and social networking profiles, it's easy to become distracted by what your friends and co-workers are up to. While many of us can at least pretend that our lives remain relatively uneventful and that we're not constantly worried about what people think of us, we all sometimes have the urge to take care of a friend or co-worker's business or get back in touch with a long-lost friend. When you wear a name bracelet, you're giving yourself permission to do just that. You also feel good about the person who has your bracelet. And, because you're wearing their name on it, people often assume that you know what they're doing, which can boost your confidence.
The oldest name bracelet example I can recall is a necklace with your own name carved into it or molded into some sort of ornament. While these types of bracelets don't look very sophisticated today, they were incredibly common in the 1800s. Often, people would receive these name necklaces as gifts for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons may include: a birthday, something that was done in a ceremony, graduation, an accomplishment, or any other event where you had the honor of wearing someone else's name. The most common name bracelet example I can recall was a necklace with your own name carved into it or molded into some sort of ornament, but there are many different options available to you.
Name bracelets aren't just for women; men have been known to wear them as well. However, this isn't the case any longer due to their increasing popularity. Even if you're not a man, if you want to wear someone else's name on your arm, you can easily find one. It doesn't matter if you're a woman or a man, because they come in various sizes and shapes, depending on which type of name you choose to wear. You can even find name bracelets that feature a combination of two or three names, and they look absolutely beautiful. And, since a name bracelet can be made from almost anything, you can make sure that it'll be unique from the other jewelry you're wearing.