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I used to think that martha washington was my grandma, since they had the same first name. Even their hair was similar!
I used to think i was real
My dad's friend's name is Mac. I used to think his name was short for Macadamia(as in macadamia nut)
I used to think jack was short for jackal
My mom told me that eddy means whirlpool and i thought i had a whirlpool in me because my name is eddy
I once met a kid at the park named Wolfgang. Since I was very small(like 3 or 4), I could not pronounce his name right, so I called him "Loafgang" instead. I just thought that he liked bread
I used to think that once you became a parent, you had to change your name to "Mom" or "Dad", and that it could not be reversed.
I was named Caillou after the cartoon character of the same name. I was very upset when I overheard someone say Caillou was bad, because I thought they didn't like me for some reason!
I used to get the name "Virginia" mixed up with the word Vagina
That the girls name Giselle was pronounced with a hard G sound instead of a J sound.
I used to think that bev was short for beverage
When i was a little kid, I couldn't get my aunt Nancy's name right, so i called her aunt Shenzy instead.
I used to believe that Lucy Van Pelt's middle name was Van.
When I was a kid in elementary school, I saw the title "Madam" on a door in the school hallway. I didn't know what it meant, so I assumed it was a man's name, like "Adam".
I thought that the teacher in that class was a man like my dad. I got disappointed when i took french class and i saw a french woman as my teacher instead of a cool man. I got so angry and disappointed that i almost made her cry!
In kindergarten, there was a boy with a quite uncommon name. I felt so sorry for him, because he had a name that (as I thought) didn't even exist!
When I was a teenager, I used to believe that someone's name-day occured as half-birthday.
I used to believe that the name Giselle was pronounced "gazelle"
When I was young I used to believe that Princess Diana died because her name was Diana. (like Die+Anna)
I thought that anyone called Diana would die young and I couldn't understand why anyone would want to name their child a name with the word Die in it
When I was younger I had a book of poems that my parents used to read me. A few of the poems said they were written by 'anon' (anonymous) - I thought 'anon' was the name of a famous poet! A few years later my teacher asked me who my favourite poet was and I told her "Anon. I like Anon. I think he's very talented"
She had to explain to me what Anon actually meant...
I used to think that every country had a queen or king, and I thought that George bush was the king of America.