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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 think that poly anna was a person

BOB
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When I was younger, I used to believe that my mom's name was Mommy. I had no idea that she had a real name like I did :-p

melli
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I used to think that when you became an adult (at about the age of 13) you had to change your name to an 'adult' name. This was because I had never met an adult with the same name as my kiddy friends, or vice-versa. It seemed very plausible.

I think this was made worse by asking my mum how old people were when they changed their names, and what adult name I would like to have. Misunderstanding me (she thought I didn't like my name and wanted to legally change it) she told me it could only happen when I was grown up.

Amy
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when i was younger(about 10 or 11) my parents never used to use me and my sisters names. like one time my sister was in the people next doors drive way and my dad yelled DAMNIT! WILL YOU GET YOUR ASS OVER HERE". or like one time when i was in the bathroom for a really long time my mom yelled " JESUS CRIST! WILL YOU GET YOUR ASS OUTTA THERE"?. So one time it was raining out side and i was still outside playing and my dad came to the door and yelled "DAMNIT! GET IN HERE"?. i looked up at him and said "Dad i'm jesus crist".

NISEERAH
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When I was in 2nd grade we moved to a new neighborhood with a lot of Mexican familie. I was playing with some kids and was just about to ask one boy what his name was when another kid yelled, "Hey, Zeuss!" and the boy I was talking to turned to the kid who yelled. I thought, "Zeuss- what a cool name!" and proceded to call him Zeuss for about a year. Then one day i was showing off my new markers writing everyone's names in rainbow colors. I asked my friend Zeuss how to spell his name. "J-E..." is how he started. I thought it was weird that Zeuss started with a J but I kept writing. "S-U-S" was the rest. When I was done and looked at what I wrote I realized- "Jesus" not "Hey, Zeuss". It didn't help that some of his family members called him 'Sus for short.

I also thought his baby brother was Chinese because his name was Meeho. I heard his mother say things like "It's okay, Meeho. Don't cry". Not until my second year of high school Spanish did I find out that "mijo" is short for "mi hijo" which means "my son" and is a common term of endearment.

"Hi May" in Spanish
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I thought that Lenin and John Lennon were the same person because their names are pronounced egzactly the same!

living tree
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I thought you had to change your name to Mom or Dad when you have kids because that's what I thought my parents names were.

Luke
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In kindergarten, there was a boy with a quite uncommon name. I felt so sorry for him, because he had a name that (as I thought) didn't even exist!

AnonymynonA
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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 have a younger brother called Zac. In New Zealand, ANZAC day is a war holiday thingy. My brother was about 5 and he asked me what ANZAC day was. I told him it was the day they eat all the Zacs. He started crying, and asked mum if he was gonna be eaten. She had no idea what he was on about.

Right Behind
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When I was about... 7 or 8 I wanted to be a cartoonist. So I made a cartoon with monsters in it and I called them the "Its" cause their names where Kits, Bits, Rits, Dits, and yes, even Tits. Tits was a boy.
Momma didn't like him.
I also learned what Tits where.

Sarah B
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I was named Elizabeth, after my aunt. My family has always called me Beth, and she went by Betty. I always thought that when you were named Elizabeth, everyone called you Beth when you were little; and when you were an old lady, they called you Betty. I'm 32 now, and i'm still waiting for people to start calling me Betty.

beth
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I used to beleif that my mom's name was mommy. Then one ay, I was playing at my friend's house and when she said " Mommy...... can you bring me some water?", I told here " Wow! You mom's name is Mommy too!"... the look she gave me marked the beginning of the end of my naive childhood!

Lovely
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I used to believe Al Pachino was one word and a last name. Like Frank Alpachino or something instead of the actor. It makes sense right?

Anon
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I used to believe my parents names were mom and dad till i was 9

Sophiae
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i thought that anon was akon, the singer, who kept spelling his name wrong and referring himself to a girl. i also wondered why he had time to post so many things when he had concerts to do and stuff.

Akon-k+n=Anon
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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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My little cousin thought the names of her big cousins were Bomber, Car Lamb, and Lady............they were in fact Donna, Carla and Hayley!!!!!

Anon
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Back when I had a babysitter, when I around 4 there was only one other kid there, named Magoo. And I was conVINCED he was THE Mr.Magoo from the cartoon. So I always used to scold him for not wearing his glasses and would run ahead of him to open doors and guide him an stuff so he didn't get into trouble again. XD

Bunni
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