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I used to think Ellen Degeneres was Ellen The Generous. I figured that even today, people could be known with cool, old-timey epithets.

Anon The Smelly
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I used to believe the name Ashleigh was pronounced ash-lay. It's actually pronounced the same as Ashley. I didn't know until I was 10

Sally
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I used to think the name Ludwig was pronounced luh-dwig when I saw it on a sheet music paper.

Anonymous girl
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I used to believe that Paganini was a type of food instead of a composer.

Lily
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There was an aquarium called "Atlantis Marine World" near where my brothers and I grew up. This was the first place my brother heard the word "marine", so he thought "Marines" were people who worked at aquariums.

Ironically, he is now going to a military academy (to be in the Army, not the Marines.)

Kai
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when i was a child, i used to believe that all the parents were obliged to give to thir sons the names with the same initials just because my bro and me have the same initial.

Anon
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At my preschool there was this girl named Ally. But my teacher had a bit of an accent, so I thought her name was Owie, which is what I called cuts, bruises, scrapes, etc. I could never figure out why her parents would name her that. Poor Owie.

Anon
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When I first visited Greece,I heard people saying 'ela' which means: "come on" or "come here." I thought they all knew my name and were calling out to me since
I'm called Ella.

Anon
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When I was a child, I used to think that you couldn't touch a famous person, because one day i saw my favorite soccer player and i asked my mom if i could touch and speak with him, and my mom laughed and then she told me " yes you can".

Alexis
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When I was a kid, I always noticed that adults and children seemed to have different sorts of names, and it wasn't common for adults to have the same name as a kid. I thought that was because there were kid names and grown-up names, and everyone would receive a new name when they became an adult, so I always wondered what mine would be

Jackson
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When I was three years old and had primary school in a few months,I believed I was the only boy named Ben,then I met another boy named Ben and this like blew my mind.So I was like what's your name?and he said Ben.And I said no,that's my name.So this went on for a while until I accepted I wasn't the only Ben.To this day were great friends

Ben Murphy
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When I was little I thought everyone's relatives had the same names as mine so at preschool when a girl's uncle came to pick her up I said "Hey, your Scott's here!"

Errbody Has an Uncle Scott
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One of my friends in elementary school thought that Osama bin Laden was "a son of Aladdin".

Anon
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I thought that "Ratsputin" was an evil nerd who turned into a rat.

Mousputin
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I found this site when I was just a kid myself. Lots of submissions ended in "-lol." I didn't know it stood for "laughing out loud," so I thought that Lol was a name. I thought, "Who is this lol person who keeps submitting so many beliefs?"

Kat
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I used to think "Robin Hood and his merry men" was "Robin Hood and his *married* men."

Anon
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I thought all names could be for boys and girls. I told someone I wanted to change my name to Vanessa and they tried to tell me it was girl's name but I didn't get it

Nate
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I thought DC Mayor Marion Barry was actually a husband and wife mayoral team (Mary & Barry). I would always wonder why Mary would let Barry do all the TV appearances.

Sandy Wu
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I used to think that since Princess Diana was the Princess of Wales, that I could one day be Princess of Dolphins. This was during my Little Mermaid Phase...

Sandy Wu
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I thought that when someone said that they were going to commit harakiri that they were going to then act like baseball broadcaster Harry Caray.

Robyn
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