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i never understood how/why each culture had such different types of names. i asked my mom how people come up with such unusual names for their children and she said each culture has their own technique....for example the chinese drop a frying pan on the ground and whatever sound it makes is the name of the child.
When I was young, I couldn't pronounce my name (Kariia Miyamoto), and I had bad hearing. I don't now, but I thought I was "Tortilla Monkeymotor".
My sister used to beieve that when you become a "grown up" you change your name to an adult name. This was because adult names were like Helen or Richard and kid names were like Daniel and Nicole.
One Halloween when I was about 3, I was really afraid of all the trick or treaters comming to our door. My mom thought she could make everything better for me by explaining to me that all the monsters were just coming to get candy. I was terrified and ran to hid under my bed. It took her a little while to figure out I was so scared because my name is Candy and she had told me they were coming to get "candy".
i used to think that if you had identical twins, you would give them the same first name.
of course, any identical twins i met were the exeption to that rule..
I once asked my mam how she chose my name and she said that God came down to her and told her what to call me (a bit like jesus!)she even told me to phone my godmother who was very religious at that time and for some reason she agreed with my mam!I was very confused at this and worried in case when i had kids god gave them a name i didnt like!!i believed this until i was about 7!!
My older brother's name is Dan and mine is Sam, so when my father would address me, he would usually say, "Damn!, er Da, Sam whatever your name is!" It was pretty confusing, especially when he got mad when I said, "Damn!" I mean what was wrong with saying my own name?
i used to think the term "tom"-boy could be changed to any name you want. i still remember when i was 7, and my friend said she thinks she's a tom boy, i turned to her and said "oh..well, i'm a William-boy!"
when I was little I ask my dad what my name was. Just to be funny he gave me a boy name (i am a girl of course!) he said it was fred! so when i went to kindergarden i told everyone i was fred. people stil, call me that today! ha
My son watches Clifford the big Red Dog, and there is a dog on there named Jorge. (it is pronounced Hor-hey) And there is also a baseball player named Jorge Pasdada. He wantedo write that name out one day (Jorge) because it was "so cool." he wrote: "Hoarhay"-he thought it meant that the hoar was its daddy and the hay was its mommy.
When I was little whenever my mom got mad at me, she used to call me Alexa Q and so I believed that my middle name was Q up until 3rd grade when I had to take the SAT test and i put in for my middle name Q. I was a little dork.
My son's name is Christopher. On standardized tests, his name was shortened to Christ. One day he asked if he was going to be God when he grew up.
my dad's name is William Gene and my brother name is William S. So everybody called my dad Gene so you can imagine me as a child being very confused because I thought my dad's name was DAD not Gene. when people called the house and would say "Yes is Gene there"? I would say "NO"! Come to think of it my poor dad missed alot of important calls when I was small lol.
When I was very, very young I thought that when you grew up you were given an "adult name." I spent a long time wondering what name I would be given (Elizabeth sounded so childish) and was actually a bit afraid of getting a scary adult one like my mother's (Harriet).
I eventually worked up the courage to ask my mother about it. Her reply boggled my mind.
I used to believe that only one person could have each name, and so I was the only Rachel in the world. Then one day we were at McDonalds and I overheard a lady calling her daughter Rachel. I was heartbroken.
When I was about... 7 or 8 I wanted to be a cartoonist. So I made a cartoon with monsters in it and I called them the "Its" cause their names where Kits, Bits, Rits, Dits, and yes, even Tits. Tits was a boy.
Momma didn't like him.
I also learned what Tits where.
The boy in my class named "Sahand" must have a sister named "Safoot".
I used to believe that the rapper Eminem's name was spelled M&M and anyone named Juan was spelled one.
When i was at playschool, everyone used to call me 'Lizzie' and i never knew why, but for some starnge reason i used to think they called me Lizzie, as i had a freckle on my knee!!
I used to think that my family was in the witness protection program because my brother and my names were so boring (Nicholas and Amanda).