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I used to believe that people with certain combinations of names, like "Carla" and "Melissa", for example, or like "Tammy" and "Lucy" were mutually invisible to each other, couldn't interact with each other in any way, and would be totally unaware of each other's existence. But then later I knew of a Carla and a Melissa who were each other's best friends. So they clearly knew about each other and interacted with each other. So after that I gradually got over that belief.
"Dad, how come in every war movie there is always a man named Lieutenant?"
I used to think that if someone had the last name which was also a color (White, Black, Brown, etc.), that'd also be their hair color. One day I was watching "Super Password" and some brown-haired guy with the last name of Green was a contestant, and I was very confused. Mom had to explain it quite carefully to me.
When I was little, my great-grandmother convinced me that if you said the name one person when you meant to say the name of a different person, that first person was thinking of you. Now
when i was little i had a friend named Jebrel. i could never pronounce his name; i always called him gerbil. :S
When my sister and I were kids, we couldn't say Lillian, so we called our aunt, Aunt Little. I just thought it was because she was short.
My fathers name is the first part of his surname and so my little brother always thought that his surname was the last part of our actual surname
i have an uncle bob in my family and my mom would always tell me that when i was really little i would call him ub-bob. no idea where that came from but yea
My friend used to believe she had two names : iza belka (belka means beam). in fact her name is izabelka (english elizabeth)
i used to believe that when two people got married, they just invented their last name from whatever syllables sounded good to them. first names sounded normal to me; last names were so odd.
i used to believe that people were related by their first names...my grandp, ungle, and my cousin's names were Ernie, my dad and my brother's names were Todd, and my unlce and cousin's names were Sam. They were all on my mom's side of the family, thus they had different last names. Now you can see why I was so confused as a kid....
My name is Alexandra and when i was little i thought that to spell the male version of my name (Alexander) i just had to drop the A at the end.
I've been told as a small child (about 4 or 5) that I thought "Lather" was the most beautiful name. I don't know why, I don't remember it but I apparently gave one of my favorite dolls that name. I also loved Cornelius for a girl, I was a weird kid...
I used to think that the HON. (for example, HON. Judge Smith) meant honey. I couldn't figure out why judges seemed to be in such bad moods all the time when they had 'honey' right in their name.
I use to call myself Sarah A Little bit Bist in stead or Sarah Elisabeth Bist
I used to believe people's names changed as they got older. You know, I just couldn't picture a baby named Myrtle or George - I just thought as you got older, your name changed to suit your age. And I distinctly remember asking my mom one morning if my baby sister's name was still Christine. She must've thought I was nuts.
When I was born, my parent's never gave me a middle name. When I asked my parents why, they'd tell me it was because we were poor and that it cost extra to have a middle name. Then when I was 15 and I met my (then) boyfriend's parents, they asked my what my middle name was. I explained to them that I didn't have one. They asked "why?" I told them it was because my parents couldn't afford one. They explained back to me that they thought that was very odd, because they didn't have much money when they had kids, and that they didn't have to pay extra for their kids' middle names. I had FINALLY figured out after all those years my parents had me fooled.
I used to think that Alex Trebek's name was Jeapoardy.
Thought Netanyahu was really Benjamin Nathan Yahoo and I thought that was just the coolest name ever.......I guess I had just heard it and had never seen it written
my friend thought the man in the chip shop on Frank Street must logically be called Frank!....otherwise how could it be Frank St chip shop?!