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I thought I was the only person in the world with the name Josie and if anyone else was named Josie they'd get arrested. One day while going to the bank with my mom I heard a man calling his little girl, "Josie come here!" I quickly ran up and corrected him.. "You change her name right now or she's going to jail and it will be all your fault!" My mother grabbed me, apologized and we were sent home. I thought this was because they wanted to clear out the bank before they arrested the little girl. Then one day I was told otherwise when I asked my mother if I can apologize for getting her put in jail. Boy, was I disappointed..

Josie
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When I was really small (maybe 4) I thought all men grew up to be called John! My dad and grandad are Johns and I guess because John Smith is a 'general' name for a man (at least in the UK)... I don't know. It didn't seem to confuse me that my Uncle is called Peter, I just wanted to know when my name would change!

Kitch
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My dad's name is Mark - and when I was 5, my best friend's dad's name was Mark. Seeing as how those were the only two dads I knew, I thought all dads were named Mark. When I started going to school, a classmate of mine mentioned his dad's name was Dennis. For the longest time, I felt bad that he didn't have a Mark!

EJW
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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.

Denise
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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..

Jeanette
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i used to get mad when people sang frere jaque because i thought they were making fun of my name!!!!

freya sargent
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My sisters friend believes that when you become a grown up, you get your grown up name. One day she was talking to her mum and asked "what is my name going to be when i grown up? and what was your name when you were a little girl?"

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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My sister thought (not more than one year ago, she is now 14) that John Doe was an actual person.

Brother to Natascha
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when i was little i thought everyone had a twin who had the same name and lived somewhere far from them and one was evil and one wasnt

mercedes
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When I was little, I used to think that your appearance was based on your name. Like, for instance, all of the people named Sarah would look alike. I based this on the fact that my aunt, whose name was Barbara looked like Barbara on "One Day at a Time." My mom explained to me that Barbara was just a character's name and that the actress' real name was Valerie. I didn't really understand, but I then decided that I wished my parents had named me Valerie so that I would grow up to look like Valerie Bertinelli

Anon
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I used to believe that i was the only person in the world who had my name. My nickname was Cassie, but it was used so often, it just kinda became my name. I was very angry when another girl in my small catholic elementary school stole my name from me. I had to be called Catherine instead, my real name. I hated it.

Cassie.
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I used to believe that my name meant tongue. strange? I think so

Bella
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I once asked my mam how she chose my name and she said that God came down to her and told her what to call me (a bit like jesus!)she even told me to phone my godmother who was very religious at that time and for some reason she agreed with my mam!I was very confused at this and worried in case when i had kids god gave them a name i didnt like!!i believed this until i was about 7!!

Kerry
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My grandmother completely convinced her little brother that he was adopted because his name didn't end in a y-sound like the rest of their family's names did. He never told their parents, but still worried years later that he really was adopted.

Anon
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In my local fire station there was a really fat man who was the care taker, i always assumed his name was Dennis because this is what it says on the front of the fire engines, i thought this was because he was too fat to be a fireman so they put his name on the truck instead, it was only a few months ago i realised his name was desnond.......not dennis as i had always called him!!!!1

Sammyjo
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I used to believe my middle name was spelled "Worn" it is "Warren"

Bart
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Since my mother didn't change her last name when she got married, I didn't realize that other people did when I was five. There were two teachers at my elementary school who were married to each other, and so had the same last name. I thought this meant they were related to each other.

Anon
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I used to believe that the name Hans was pronounced "hands"

Hailey
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My dad's friend's name is Mac. I used to think his name was short for Macadamia(as in macadamia nut)

Anon
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