'making mention'. Isn't it pleasing to know you're not forgotten? To know that when somebody reminisces or relates what has happened your name comes up.
Some like such mention to include a word of commendation. They hope that so-and-so will put in a good word for them and that it will result in reward or promotion.
It is always welcome to have a name the mentioning of which helps.
On occasions mention is made of something about which we are not so proud and we hope it is not said too unkindly. Anybody can make a mistake.
One word on the lips supersedes all others. It is making mention of you in our prayers. May we all be guilty of this.