I heard of the movie The Godfather before knowing about what an actual godfather was, so when I heard a classmate in grade school talking about his godfather, I thought his family members were criminals.
I used to think that the female version of a Squire was a Squirelle
I used to believe that if your name was Jazz, you'd automatically like jazz music
I used to think that Ethan Allen was Ethan Alien, and also had some connection to Tim Allen and Toy Story.
I used to think you could only ever change your name if you werefamoys, and had to be stuck with your given birth name the rest od the time.
I used to think that you have to have the same birthday as your parent to have "junior" in your name.
I once had a really funny incident on the phone when an old lady said her name was Aileen, and I thought she said alien.
I used to think that the parents of neglected children, actually chose names that they specifically hated, so if they hated the names George and Karen, for instance, then the pregnant mother would punch her stomach and say 'if you keep kicking my stomach, then I'm naming you George ________ or Karen ________ when you are born!
When I heard of the last name Armstrong, I thought it was the name given to people with strong arms and that last names involving body parts were common, for instance a woman with big eyes might be called "Molly Eyebig".
A worker at our school played "Simon Says", so I thought the worker's actual name was 'Simon', even though she was a woman!
When I was little, my dad had a friend named Scott. I thought my dad's friend was the king of Scotland
I used to believe Monty Hall was a place instead of a man. Let's Make A Deal was before my time and I only knew Monty's name from the Monty Hall problem. I thought "Monty Hall" was the building where the game show took place.
I was born at a hospital named after its founder, who had the same last name as me (not related), so I used to believe there was a hospital for each family name.
The first time I heard Marco Rubio's name I thought it was Mark O'Rubio
When I was younger I thought Leonardo Di Caprio and Leonardo Da Vinci were the same person
I used to think Kanye West was actually Conway-West and that it was some sort of southern truck company, founded of course by Mr. Conway and Mr. West,
I used to think it was illegal to name your kid after your pet
I use to believe that my grandpa invented the wall because his name was Wally
Since the girls name Jackie is short for Jacqueline, I thought the boys name Jack was short for Jackal
I used to think that martha washington was my grandma, since they had the same first name. Even their hair was similar!