posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 05:03 AM
This sounds similar and is probably connected to the dreams where we are in danger and we try to yell, but nothing comes out, and we feel helpless.
I've had this dream a lot, and so have others I know of.
While it's not quite the same (no forgetting of names, etc) it sounds like the same concept, and is basically a fear+frustration dream, the fear of
the scary event, plus the frustration of either not being able to remember a name, or more commonly, trying to scream but have nothing audible come
It's not too surprising you'd be unable to remember a name in a dream, seeing as your brain is not working as it would be during waking hours.
Edit: Oh, and while you say you were wide awake, I think it's likely you weren't quite, part of your brain was still in sleep mode, hence your
inability to remember correctly. You just needed time to properly wake.
edit on 12-1-2012 by humphreysjim because: (no reason given)