Common Sense Got It’s Name From Two Words Common sense tells Americans Freedom isn't free. Common sense got it’s name from two words: Common: simple and prevalent Sense: realistic attitude to situations and problems Happy New Year 2012. Will common sense become significantly common practice? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.