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I used to believe that each person in a family had to the first letter in their first and last names match. I thought that this was law since my parents and my siblings first and last names start with the letter J..
When I was younger I got a lot of things mixed up. For example, I walways got confused with Al Gore and Bill Clinton, in terms of who was who. I also got mixed up with Chicago and Detroit.
I thought that Penelope was pronounced Pen-el-ope. I also thought Bob was short for Bobert. (Because Rob was short for Robert! Very logical, huh?)
I always thought that Osama and Obama were the same people. Imagine my suprise when he ran for president! I was so confused until my parents explained to me they were different people. I was 13 at the time.
For a time I kinda thought my great grandpa was John Lennon. (His name was John.) I don't know why I thought this. It would be really cool if I was related to John Lennon because he is my idol!!!!!!!
When I was 5, my Aunty that I didn't know too well came back from a trip to Japan. She bought me a geisha doll, and my mum told me "This is from Japan".
From the day for about two years, I called her Aunty Japan.
I used to think all guys we're called "Bill". So instead of saying "Who is that man?" I would say "Who is that Bill?" My mom said that happened because at that time the only men I really was around like my grandfather, uncle and cousin were all named Bill.
When I was little I believed that a person had two names, one when they were a "child" and one when they are a "adult"
For example, I asked my mom one day( her name is viki) what her name was when she was a kid and she laughed at me.
I was around 4.
When I was little, my dad had a friend named Theresa. He always talked about her and about what a good-hearted person she was. Thing is, she lived in another state so I never met her. I only heard my dad talking about how kind and caring she was. So I concluded that she was in fact Mother Theresa.
I though that everyone with the same name was the same person, like everybody named "Tom" was Tom from Tom and Jerry, ect.
When my mother was pregnant with my little brother she told me she had to go to the Dr. for her check up.
I was only 3 at the time. I asked her if she was going to Dr. Pepper.
It was the only Dr. I had heard of at the time. She still laughs about that sometimes.
I'd heard about Bin Laden on the news a few years ago and I thought his son was Osama Bin Laden..I got very confused!!
I have an older sister named Tammy. When I was younger, Tammy had a Tmoble phone. I thought it stood fot Tammys moble
This was one of my best mates beliefs up until very recently (we are now 24)
One day we were speaking and she said something that she hadn't meant to at which point I said of you've made a Fruedian Slip. She didn't know what this was so started explaining to her do you know who Sigmund Frued is - She said ' Isn't that the guy with the White Tiger from Las Vegas'
Needless to say I nearly fell over laughing and then proceeded to explain to her that she has gotten confused with Sigfried and Roy - I told her who they were and then she said - ' what ? There's 2 guys ? I always thought that 'Roy' was the Tiger....funniest thing I have ever heard in my life.
I used to think "Qui" was a name!! XD
I used to believe that Henry Winkler (who played The Fonz on that old show Happy Days), was called Henry WRINKLER. I thought this was an incredibly odd last name.
I actually debated this one with my mom, when I told her that Henry "Wrinkler" was playing in that Adam Sandler movie, "Waterboy"- it took her forever to convince me otherwise...
I used to think children had children's names and you would get a grown up name when you grew up. Or, i believed that grownups were born grownups and so they got their grown up names from the start. One or the other... i was always surprised when a woman had a name like lily of emma or jennifer. I would think, hey, she's got a child name, how strange.
I used to think that when you got older you got an "adult name" like you'd go having a name like Billy to James or something. im still kind of sad that I did'nt go from Dee to Diana :)
I used to believe that everyone had the same middle name as me... Elizabeth.
(even my uncles)
When I was young I used to believe that everyone got to pick their last name out of the phone book. I always wondered why some people picked the dumbest names.