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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.
im from mexico therefore my english is not so good
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...
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...
i hope.. you understand some about what i wrote.
( im 19)
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.
I used to think that all people with the same FIRST name were related.
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.
I used to think that everybody had to change their name on their 21st birthday. I was going to change mine to Miss Violet
up untill i was about 5, i thought my mum and dads names were... mum and dad!!!
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.
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.
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)
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.
I thought the name Phillip was actually spelled "Fill Up"
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?
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.
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..
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...
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! ;)
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!
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.
Trainee is a person's name