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I used to think the name Bob was just a name by itself, since I couldn't ever think of a name it could possibly be short for. It always confused me how any loving parent could name a child Bob.

So I came up with the brilliant idea that since the name Rob was short for Robert, that Bob would be short for...yes, Bobert. I held this belief seriously for a solid five years.

Catherine
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im from mexico therefore my english is not so good
well....
When i was a child i used to believe that my name was just for the time while i was a kid and by the time when i grew up i'd change my name

and i waste a lot of time, thinking about what name i should have when i grow up...

for example,,
my name is samantha and i used to believe it was a name for a little girl.. and my name for adult.. should be Elizabeth.. because for me..it was a name for an adult...
jejeje
i hope.. you understand some about what i wrote.
( im 19)

samantha ochoa cepeda.. de mty., mexico :P
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When they said "Houston we have a problem" ... I didn't know they were talking about Houston, Texas, I thought Houston was a guy's name.

Nicole
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I used to think that all people with the same FIRST name were related.

Lisa
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When I was young people would always say,"You don't know Jack Shit!"

I would say, "No, I don't."

Who was Jack and why would I care if he shit.Was he a relative or a brother I didn't know about that they gave up for adoption. I pondered these things.

Anon
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I used to think that everybody had to change their name on their 21st birthday. I was going to change mine to Miss Violet

Erin
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up untill i was about 5, i thought my mum and dads names were... mum and dad!!!

Leah Goodman
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I used to think that when you became an adult (at about the age of 13) you had to change your name to an 'adult' name. This was because I had never met an adult with the same name as my kiddy friends, or vice-versa. It seemed very plausible.

I think this was made worse by asking my mum how old people were when they changed their names, and what adult name I would like to have. Misunderstanding me (she thought I didn't like my name and wanted to legally change it) she told me it could only happen when I was grown up.

Amy
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My sister Rosie used to think that 'letters after your name' meant that the Queen sent you letters. And you had to run away from them.
Strange.

Katrina
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My one son Conlan (who was four) was trying to get his twin brother, Torin's, attention one day by repeating his name over and over: "Torin, Torin, Torin, etc." When Torin ignored him, Conlan started shouting "Mister Torin, Mister Torin, etc." because that how you got your teacher's attention. I just laughed and said, "Conlan, it's just regular Torin." So then Conlan started to shout, "Reglar Torin, Reglar Torin, Reglar Torin!!!!!" (incorrect spelling intentional)

Ann Y.
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I used to believe that all of my my Dad's job personalized his tape measure that he took to work. Little did I know that STANLEY was just the brand name.

Erin G
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I thought the name Phillip was actually spelled "Fill Up"

Natasha H
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I used to believe Al Pachino was one word and a last name. Like Frank Alpachino or something instead of the actor. It makes sense right?

Anon
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When I was really little I used to believe that everyone in the world had a different name. We had a family friend name Ben. One day I was at the grocery store with my mom and the name of the person at the checkout counter was also Ben. My mom told me this, and I burst into tears, crying "There not be TWO Bens!!" (The poor grocer was wondering what was so upsetting about his name.)
That was when I learned the truth.

Erika
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I remember when I was a kid Princess Diana died and I remember her being called "the princess of whales." So I thought that when you became a princess you got to choose an animal.I always wondered why she had picked whales..

Elizabeth
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up until I was 4 years old I thought my mum's name was 'Mummy', just because that was what all the grown ups around me used to call her. That poor woman...

Anon
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When my mother used to talk about Princess Diana, she usually referred to her as Princess Di. I thought she was talking about some sort of evil vampire (Princess "Die") and wondered why people always mentioned how kind and wonderful Princess "Die" used to be.

I found out years later that Di was short for Diana, which made a lot more sense to me! ;)

Anon
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I had a best friend named Jessica when I was little, and I swore she was really Jessie from Pokemon in disguise. She thought I was crazy, and so did my teachers as I had assured them that she really wanted to kidnap their Pokemon!

Kristin
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I used to think everyone in the world knew my name. I was surprised when people asked me what my name was. I figured they should all know me.

Anon
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Trainee is a person's name

Pris
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