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When they said "Houston we have a problem" ... I didn't know they were talking about Houston, Texas, I thought Houston was a guy's name.
in kindergarten we would to leave the class to go home: one line for "bus" kids and one line for "walkers". I always got in the walkers line because that is my mom's maiden name. I always wondered how they knew. It was also a good thing that I actually DID walk home
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.
When I was little my best friend was a girl named Ryan, and she was the only Ryan I knew, so when I met a boy named Ryan in first grade I told him it was a girl's name, and for the whole year I thought he was lying about his name being Ryan because it was obviously a girl name.
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
Since the girls name Jackie is short for Jacqueline, I thought the boys name Jack was short for Jackal
When I was younger I thought Leonardo Di Caprio and Leonardo Da Vinci were the same person
My mother's name was Anna. She was called "Annemor"(Duck mama). I was convinced I was a duckling.
I used to believe that when people said '...and so and so' or 'so and so did this..' I thought 'so and so' was a real person called Soanso, and I used go around the playground asking if anyone had seen Soanso!
i used to believe that when two people got married, they just invented their last name from whatever syllables sounded good to them. first names sounded normal to me; last names were so odd.
I was about 6 when my youngest brother was born, and I remember thinking that Nathaniel was the stupidest name I had ever heard, and that it was temporary until my mom could think of a better one. I even asked her if that was his real name.
I used to think that parents named their babies by holding it together and looking romantically into each other's eyes and saying "We will call it ______"
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!
I used to believe that everyone had my last name and only their first names were different.
I also believed that when I got old, I would develop the same foreign accents that my grandparents had.
When I was little my sister used to love Mary-Kate and Ashley. But for some reason I always thought it was Mary, Kate, and Ashley, three people. And it didn't help when they came out with the mystery books and movies, because they always had that dog, Clue with them so I thought the dog was Mary.
I used to believe there was a girl named "Alyssa Naimes" because on the announcements one morning they said "A LIST OF NAMES will be hung on the bulletin board." I ran down to the bulletin board because i thought they hung a girl on it!
Our pediatrian was named Dr. Woodhead. I remember my brother and I (under 7 years old) were horrified and scared that our doctor had a wooden head. It took my mom a while to explain the concept of a last name!
When I was very young (3 or 4 I think), I was led to believe by my Dad that my last name was from an ancient indian word. I held this belief until I was around 9 or 10 and shared this information with some of my friend. They laughed so hard they cried. I said "come with me" and took them to see my dad. After telling my dad about it, he started busting out laughing as well. Apparently he was joking with me and never thought that I'd retain that information. I was humiliated, but luckily I had good friends that didn't give me too hard of a time about it. :)
I think that incident is the root of my cynical nature. ;)
When I was younger, I thougt that Benadryl was only for my brother, whose name is Ben. I thought that if any other person took it, they'd turn into my brother. Imagine my horror when my mother tried to give me a spoonful one day..!
When I was 3 or 4 I had the B-I-N-G-O record for my little record player. I used to play it all the time and walk around singing the song. Unfortunately I misheard what the song said and thought it was B-I-M-B-O so when a little stray dog walked up our drive one day, I named him Bimbo.We were friends for years. Now I am an adult, I wonder why no one ever said anything about his name!