Your name getting mentioned is a nice feeling. Mentioned in propriety is rare and exceptional. What's interesting then is, how less emphasis is laid on this facet. In meetings, seminars, referrals, conversations, sales, group discussions, people almost tend to shy away from addressing anyone directly!
A few of my peers and superiors (and maybe yours) are of the belief that calling someone by name in a collective session is..well..improper. I say, addressing someone by name invidualizes the addressee, immediately marks him out. Others hear the name. He is suddenly known. He regains his identity previously misplaced amid the group. He seems a part of the direct conversation.
Everyone cherishes their name. That's the first thing they scribble when handed a pen and paper. That's the one thing that garners immediate stimuli. That's the one thing that carves a specific identity.
Point: Prior or in course of a session try to get names. Then, try to name out each attendee at least once. While throwing a query. Answering one. While citing an example. Give a person due respect. Do it by naming him. Do it by naming him correct. It shows he is taken note of. It shows he is recognized; Prospect, client, customer or peer.
DON'T please shy away. Trust me it's always proper.
Also: Thanks to Don (the IDEA GUY) for a smug name mention