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I used to think people with old-lady sort of names (Helen, Betty, Betsy, etc) would age twice faster than anybody else. I also felt special because my name was a young-ish sort of name!
In our class were two girls called Emma who, for clarity, were known as "Emma" and "Em". I was a very proper little kid, and was highly offended when everyone started singing a song about their urinary functions - they were nice girls!
It went "A B C D E F G, H I J K
Em and Emma pee......."
I used to believe that the word prima donna was actually pre-Madonna
my mom's middle name is tina anne makela. when she was a kid she used to think her middle name was "and" and wrote that on all of her papers.
When I was little, I understood that a woman could choose to change her name when she got married. But, I thought she changed her FIRST name. I proudly announcned that when I got married, I was going to change my name to Monique.
On a few occasions I'd perused a newspaper and, in an article about the army, noticed that many people had names such as "Pte Johnson". Not knowing that Pte was an abbreviation for "private", I assumed that they were all named Pete but for one reason or another their parents misspelled it on their birth certificate. It then followed logically that this was why there were so many people with this name in the army -- if they had parents with such basic skills as the ability to correctly spell Pete, they may have been able to get a job doing something else.
I thought the name Phillip was actually spelled "Fill Up"
I used to believe that everyone had the same middle name as me... Elizabeth.
(even my uncles)
I have an older sister named Tammy. When I was younger, Tammy had a Tmoble phone. I thought it stood fot Tammys moble
I used to believe that there was a girl's name written and pronounced "Feebee" and an entirely different girl's name spelt "Phoebe" and pronounced 'fobe' like 'earlobe'.
When I see the name in print, I stll find it hard to pronounce it 'feebee'.
I used to think that Anonymous was a really famous person
I used to think Kanye West was actually Conway-West and that it was some sort of southern truck company, founded of course by Mr. Conway and Mr. West,
In gradeschool I had a friend named Renee. For about five months I thought her name was Grenade. My mom said, "are you sure it's not Renee?" I told her, "No, it's Grenade." and she looked at my dad with a knowing smile.
Both my parents coincidentally have the same last names, so when I was little, I always thought that you can only marry people with the same last names. i.e. your brothers/sisters...
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.
I used to believe that God's name was Howard. It wasn't until I was in Junior High that I realized that the prayer was "Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name" and not "Our Father who art in Heaven, Howard be thy name"
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.)
My name is Heather Louise and when I was younger I had never heard of an older woman named Heather, however I HAD known ALOT of old woman named Louise. I thought that when you got older you had to go by your middle name and that all the old women named Louise used to be young Heathers.
I used to believe that people with the same first names were somehow related. This was particularly true with famous people.
i used to think the term "tom"-boy could be changed to any name you want. i still remember when i was 7, and my friend said she thinks she's a tom boy, i turned to her and said "oh..well, i'm a William-boy!"