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When announcers were advertising an upcoming star-studded event on television, they always would name several famous people, and then say, "....and many more!" Well, I always thought that this "Minnie Moore" was another star, maybe the sister of Mary Tyler. For a long time I wondered why I'd never seen her act in anything.

Teri
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In my local fire station there was a really fat man who was the care taker, i always assumed his name was Dennis because this is what it says on the front of the fire engines, i thought this was because he was too fat to be a fireman so they put his name on the truck instead, it was only a few months ago i realised his name was desnond.......not dennis as i had always called him!!!!1

Sammyjo
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i used to think my aunt sandra was aunt bannana.

Anon
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I was about 10 or 11 when I first heard of Marilyn Manson. This was also the first time I'd heard of the name Marilyn, so I thought it was a man's name.

When I first saw a picture of Marilyn Monroe I was shocked to see he was a woman!

Catherine
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i always thought twins had the same name as each other

Elle
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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.

Julie
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"Dad, how come in every war movie there is always a man named Lieutenant?"

Chrisotpher
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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.

Josh
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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

Katie
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when i was little i had a friend named Jebrel. i could never pronounce his name; i always called him gerbil. :S

Ducki
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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.

Me
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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

Nicky
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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

elle
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My friend used to believe she had two names : iza belka (belka means beam). in fact her name is izabelka (english elizabeth)

BB
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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.

Anon
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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....

Anon
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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.

Anon
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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...

Alex
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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.

Marissa
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I use to call myself Sarah A Little bit Bist in stead or Sarah Elisabeth Bist

Anon
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