The guy I like has name from the bible. It’s not just any biblical name like Matthew or James that you know where it’d probably be in the New Testament. Nope. It’s one of the brothers of Joseph, one of the tribes of Israel. That essentially means it’s everywhere. I flip open the Old Testament… BAM. There it is. Again.
I’m not sure anybody else has this problem (there aren’t many Gads or Reubens out there) but what really helps me when I’m studying the Old Testament and I get distracted by a name, I pray for that person. I don’t know why but praying about them sort of completes a thought, allows me to put whoever is distracting aside and move on with study.