How do objects work sequentially/procedurally in javascript?

I am new to javascript but have used other languages before (primarily php).

How do objects work within code procedurally/sequentially?
The following has weird results for me:

var person =
	name: ‘Fred’

console.log(person); // says Robert – I expected Fred. = ‘Robert’;
console.log(person); // says Robert

It looks like is running out of sequence. I have heard javascript “hoists” functions, but how does it work here with objects? What is going on?

I tried this code again after posting and got the expected result. Strange - my only guess is that I messed up in previous attempts. I tried to delete the post but couldn’t. Sorry.

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