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this was my brother, he used to not answer to any name other than "daddy". which was especially funny when in public and my mother had to call him over.

Anon
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my 2 yr old son cannot pronounce his sisters friends name, which is Christie-Anne, he thinks she is called Crispy Ham!!!

Lisa
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In elementary school, we were told that one of our classmates had a new last name because he had been adopted. I always felt sorry for him that he had not had a family until then. I just found out (I'm 36) that his mom had remarried and his stepfather adopted him and gave him the new last name!

Kristen
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I used to believe that I was the ONLY person in the world named "Gina". I even argued with my sisters about it for a whole afternoon. Then I asked my mom and she told me the hurtful truth.

Gina
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my girl's name is Caitlin, when she was very young her playmates couldn't pronounce her name and called her 'cake tin'

Robyn
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I speak french, so when I was child and my english teacher said "usually" I used to think that she said "You, Julie" So I always thought she would talk about me and I was very shy

Anon
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When I was about 7, there was this paper-boy whose name was "Perumal". Later we went to live at another place and there was some other paper-boy. One day I was telling my dad something aobut this paper-boy and I kept calling him "Perumal". I used to believe that one who brings paper is called "Perumal", like one who gives medicine is called doctor!

Yogen
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I am not from a native English speaking country. While in 5th or 6th grade, I learnt the poem -" Jack and Jill". I used to belive that both Jack and Jill were boys. I realized that Jill is a girl's name when I was a senior in university.

Yogen
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We had first grade reader books that used the characters "Tom", "Dick" and "Jane" that described their family adventures. These were not uncommon names in the 50s, and I actually had brothers named Tom and Dick. For a while I believed that all families must have someone named Tom and Dick if they had boys, since those were the names in the reader book.

Anon
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i used to get confused and think about the 'Alert' that was part of the caption on a coffee cup "Stay alert, its almost time for coffee", thinking it was some weirdos name. And that soemone was asking Alert to stay for coffee

Anon
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I used to tell everyone my name was Nancy (it isn't even close). Later, when people would ask her how Nancy was doing, she'd just give them a blank stare and ask, "who?"
They always thought she wasn't all there or something, until the day she realized what I was telling everyone, and started setting them straight.

Anon
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My younger brother couldn't pronounce my name right until he was about 4 or 5, he called me Shauya

Shauna
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When I was about 2, I called seagulls "Bow wows", I also called my cousin Heather Haha, Melissa Meemee, and Ginnie GiGi

Shauna, 18, NY
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When I was about 4, I thought the name Larry, was a pretty girl's name. I insisted that everyone called me Larry. I was a strange child...

Shauna, 18, NY
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My older brother's name is Michael, but because I could not pronounce him name when I was little, I called him My My, and corrected many people including my parents when they called him by his proper name.

Dim Witt
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I used to believe Toby and Tammy were names for cats only. I was surprised to meet humans with those names. (I got used to it, though...)

Auntie Cloti
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when i was little my father would affectionately call me 'pedals'. I wasn't sure why he called me this, i assumed it had something to do with my bike riding skills. I was nearly 18 years old before i realised he had been calling me 'petals'.

robyn c
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I used to believe that everyone who had the same first name must also have the same middle name. My younger brother is named Matthew Scott (we call him Scott) and I assumed that every Matthew I met was also Matthew Scott. (I have an uncommon name, and never met anyone else with it and that was only more proof somehow.)

Virago
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I used to think I got a new name every year, so when I was 7, I told my parents to call me "Laura," but halfway through the week I wanted to be "Josie."

Francesca
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When I was little, I assumed (incorrectly) that all people got to choose their own nicknames, and it was only a coincidence that many of them were shorter versions of their actual names (like 'Sam' for Samantha). I thought that everyone else was just really bad at thinking up their own nicknames, and since I liked the name Jennifer so much, I decided my nickname would be Jennifer.

Sarah
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