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I used to think that once you became a parent, you had to change your name to "Mom" or "Dad", and that it could not be reversed.
I was named Caillou after the cartoon character of the same name. I was very upset when I overheard someone say Caillou was bad, because I thought they didn't like me for some reason!
I used to get the name "Virginia" mixed up with the word Vagina
That the girls name Giselle was pronounced with a hard G sound instead of a J sound.
I used to think that bev was short for beverage
When i was a little kid, I couldn't get my aunt Nancy's name right, so i called her aunt Shenzy instead.
I used to believe that Lucy Van Pelt's middle name was Van.
When I was a kid in elementary school, I saw the title "Madam" on a door in the school hallway. I didn't know what it meant, so I assumed it was a man's name, like "Adam".
I thought that the teacher in that class was a man like my dad. I got disappointed when i took french class and i saw a french woman as my teacher instead of a cool man. I got so angry and disappointed that i almost made her cry!
In kindergarten, there was a boy with a quite uncommon name. I felt so sorry for him, because he had a name that (as I thought) didn't even exist!
When I was a teenager, I used to believe that someone's name-day occured as half-birthday.
I used to believe that the name Giselle was pronounced "gazelle"
When I was young I used to believe that Princess Diana died because her name was Diana. (like Die+Anna)
I thought that anyone called Diana would die young and I couldn't understand why anyone would want to name their child a name with the word Die in it
When I was younger I had a book of poems that my parents used to read me. A few of the poems said they were written by 'anon' (anonymous) - I thought 'anon' was the name of a famous poet! A few years later my teacher asked me who my favourite poet was and I told her "Anon. I like Anon. I think he's very talented"
She had to explain to me what Anon actually meant...
I used to think that every country had a queen or king, and I thought that George bush was the king of America.
I used to believe that i was the only person with the name Freddy, and when i met another boy named Freddy, i got upset because i thought he stole my name!
I used to think there was a name that was spelled "Shopan" and pronounced that way and a different name spelled "Chopin" but pronounced "Choppin", like choppin' wood.
I saw the name "Chopin" in books at the library and I heard "Shopan" being said out loud on the radio, but i didn't realize those were the same name, until someone asked me what my favorite music was. She said she liked "Shopan"'s piano music and i said i liked piano music too, but I've only heard "Choppin"'s music. She laughed and told me the whole thing!
I used to think that you had to change your name when you got older, because i never saw any kids named Bertha or Sharon or any adults named Zoe or Ryan or something like that. I thought I was special because my name could be both a "kid" and "grown up" name so i didn't have to change it. I believed this until i met a walmart employee named zoey!
I thought you had to change your name to Mom or Dad when you have kids because that's what I thought my parents names were.
When i was at walmart, i saw an employee at the checkout counter and i looked at the name there that says "La-a" on it and I pronounced it la uh but she told me it was pronounced ladasha. The dash isn't silent.
I used to think Freud was pronounced frood, and that "Froid" was a separate person with a different name!