r/MadeMeSmile Happy Hours Jun 21 '22 Helpful 4 All-Seeing Upvote 1

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u/section4 Jun 21 '22 Silver Wholesome

My daughter is called Mabel. Another parent heard her name at the end of pre school and came to talk to us. Her son had been telling them they kept playing with someone called Meatball and was adamant this was their name for weeks. It finally clicked when she heard my daughter's name!

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u/Amn-El-Dawla Jun 21 '22

How's her brother Spaghetti?

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u/retro123gamr Jun 22 '22

Mom’s Spaghetti?

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u/MilodicMellodi Jun 22 '22

Knees weak

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u/retro123gamr Jun 22 '22

Arms are heavy

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u/Supergerk Jun 22 '22

vomit on his sweater already

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u/retro123gamr Jun 22 '22

He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready

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u/Ok_Nebula5568 Jun 22 '22

To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin'

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u/Quelcris_Falconer13 Jun 21 '22

I heard he’s doing ok but their cousin, manicotti, was in a car wreck but it’s recovering

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u/CornucopiaOfDystopia Jun 22 '22 Facepalm

Meanwhile their Aunt Ziti just gets baked all day

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

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u/ironboy32 Jun 22 '22

Can't be worse than XAE whatever the fuck Elon's kid name is

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u/ElbowRager Jun 21 '22

Tomato tomatoh

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u/Ultimate-Indecision Jun 22 '22

My son's name is Orion, he's 12. At my baby shower, my friend's mother was offend I was naming my son Onion. We still call him Onion and probably always will. 🙂

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u/Emrosery Jun 22 '22

omg this reminds me of my sister whose middle name is Grace lol. my other sister told her friend what my parents were going to name the baby and she misheard (they were around 4/5 at the time) the next time she was at our house she said to my mom “are you really naming the baby [first name] GRAPES!?” we still laugh about it today and it’s been my sisters nickname since she was born lol

(took out her first name for privacy’s sake)

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u/PracticalWait Jun 22 '22

My sister’s name is Anya, and my aunt pronounced her name Onion once, and she’s now known as onion!

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22 edited Jun 22 '22

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u/Ultimate-Indecision Jun 22 '22

I can't hold too much against her. The cake did say Orion she just couldn't read script/cursive......

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u/HighAsAngelTits Jun 22 '22

Lol. The boomers tried to warn us about this moment 🤣

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u/Nighteyes09 Jun 22 '22

No they didn't. Boomers told us it was ultimately unnecessary in an age where typing skills were going to be paramount. Now they're laughing at people who don't know how to read it. Classic Boomers.

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u/Larsir Jun 22 '22

Orion is a kickass name tho

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u/PFEFFERVESCENT Jun 22 '22

Before I settled on a name, I called my unborn kid Chive

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u/jen12617 Jun 22 '22

I don't know the sex yet so the baby is currently bean.

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u/McLagginz Jun 21 '22

I’m going to assume you’ve told your husband about this and he now calls her “Meatball” exclusively?

If not, that’s just bad parenting.

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u/section4 Jun 22 '22 Snek

I'm not gay. I have a wife

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u/CommitteeOfTheHole Jun 22 '22

Have you asked your wife if she’s gay?

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u/McLagginz Jun 22 '22

WELP…

LMAO

I don’t know why I just assumed you were a woman without doing research. Anyways, my statement still stands.

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u/lucarodani Jun 22 '22

If you had to guess, why would you say you assumed a person picking up a child at preschool was a woman?

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u/PFEFFERVESCENT Jun 22 '22

The profile pic on the tweet is a woman. Fair to guess they are a woman

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u/McLagginz Jun 22 '22

Oh, my friend, you are not worth the time or effort.

Go argue with somebody else.

To answer your question though, because typically it’s the mother that takes care of the child.

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u/MeseisG Jun 22 '22

As a single father I have to disagree

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u/EveAndTheSnake Jun 22 '22

Are you familiar with the word typically?

Come on now.

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u/MeseisG Jun 22 '22 Silver

Nah fair enough I guess I just let my situational issues get the better of me my bad

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u/EveAndTheSnake Jun 22 '22

I mean I see why you’d get defensive. I’m a woman but I’ve read lots of sad stories on Reddit from fathers who pick their kids up from school and are looked down on by the other moms or have the police called on them. But they still confirm that, unfortunately, child care is still very much a woman’s job especially when it comes to logistics like school and appointments.

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

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u/littleleawolf Jun 22 '22

Hello Stan Marsh

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u/McLagginz Jun 22 '22

Oh man!

While that’s really unfortunate, it’s also really fucking funny. We have one black friend in our decently sized friend circle, he is sometimes referred to as our “Token Black Friend”

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u/Splash_ Jun 22 '22

It's a South Park reference, my friend.

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u/McLagginz Jun 22 '22

Yes, I know this.

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u/EveAndTheSnake Jun 22 '22

I mean, sure, but I’m sure the OP didn’t think they were calling him Token because of South Park

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u/pfudorpfudor Jun 22 '22

My dude I seeth with loathing over being named after a LotR character. It's not a good time

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u/ImpressiodnSweat Jun 22 '22

I met someone who on their name tag was “Katy” and I’m like, ok, “cat-y… catty” … got it… but no, it’s pronounced like Katie, but for a while until I heard her say her name I thought it was catty

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u/SabrinaB123 Jun 22 '22

Like Cady Heron

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u/EveAndTheSnake Jun 22 '22

Omg Sabrina, you can’t just ask someone why they’re white!

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u/alternate1g Jun 22 '22

Like Katy Perry

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u/The-Singing-Bluebird Jun 21 '22

Omgsh I laughed really hard at this one 🤣

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u/yvonnars Jun 22 '22

This actually explains so much why I thought two boys in my kindergarten class were named Sprite and Coke when I was 4 years old. I've been so confused once I got older why they were named those. I prob misheard lol

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u/MetalheadOnReddit Jun 22 '22

I'm wheezing 🤣

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u/d0n_and_d0n Jun 22 '22

You got meatballed

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u/Extra-Idea-3381 Jun 21 '22

Maaaabeeel se te ve arruinada!!!! 🎶🎵🎵 Te costas tomando vino y te levantas fumando yeeeerba.

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u/spiritjex173 Jun 21 '22

My son's best friend at preschool is named Gabriel. My son calls him "gabe-girl" then says "but he's not a girl"

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u/Asatsuki Jun 22 '22

that is very cute

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u/humdrumflagellum Jun 22 '22

My nephews name is Max and my neice says "this is Mac, but not like the lipstick" 😂 apparently her mum only uses one brand

P.s. my nephew is on my side and my niece is on my husband's side. They had only just met and she said this to her own mother.

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u/haemaker Jun 21 '22

There was a guy I knew at work with the last name "Contractor" in English. I was responsible for user accounts, so I triple checked that it was is actual name. Turns out he is Zoroastrian, they use their job as their last name.

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u/GalacticAnimations Jun 22 '22

I mean thats how names used to be and why you have last names like Smith for like blacksmiths and such

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u/potatotay Jun 22 '22

And Taylor. Now I'm gonna be spending all day thinking of last names that were jobs

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u/unclepaprika Jun 22 '22

Dickinson.... wait..

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u/canyoustopbeingliket Jun 22 '22

Shumacher = shoemaker!

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u/Apparently32 Jun 22 '22

Someone at my workplace has the same last name! Was confusing at first because they actually are a contractor for the company

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u/brittybratt Jun 21 '22 edited Jun 22 '22

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Right around the start of Kindergarten, we got our 1st family dog. My son immediately wanted to name it, "Sammy Newman." I thought that was the cutest thing ever! A first & last name.. made it official, went to the vet- told them how adorable it was. He was now "Sammy Newman" for life. A month later we got an invite in the mail to his 1st big Kindergarten Birthday Party For: Sammy Newman's 6th Birthday Party...🤦🏼‍♀️

It was a kid in his class. So embarrassing!

This story reminded me of that.❤️

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u/TheLowSpark Jun 21 '22

Did the dog keep the name? Would be hilarious to have a dog named after someone your kid hadn’t seen in 10 years

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u/brittybratt Jun 21 '22

Unfortunately, we did keep it. We were in too deep by the time I found out. With the blessing of Sammy Newman's family. They kinda drifted apart by 2nd grade, so it wasn't too bad. I'm still so embarrassed by it all, though!

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u/kitwildre Jun 22 '22

I would be so mortified- but also it is a REALLY CUTE NAME

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u/brittybratt Jun 22 '22

I was! I see his Mom sometimes & still apologize. I couldn't resist the name, it was the cutest!

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u/HighAsAngelTits Jun 22 '22

I would dad joke that he looked like a “New man” every time I gave him a bath ijs

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u/brittybratt Jun 22 '22

😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

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u/iamkoalafied Jun 22 '22

I was so freaking confused why your kid's friends were throwing a birthday party for your dog. I had to read your post 3x before I understood 🤣

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u/brittybratt Jun 22 '22 edited Jun 22 '22

OMG! So funny.. I'm sorry. I probably didn't explain it well. I wrote it really fast while I remembered & ran off.

I made a little edit to the post, that will hopefully save others. Thank you! xo's

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u/RankDank420 Jun 22 '22

Haha having a name and surname for a dog is badass

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u/EveAndTheSnake Jun 22 '22

That’s hilarious! Our dog’s name officially is Samuel Bellamy :) (named after an English pirate whose ship went down the same date our pup was flown in, not the same year obviously.)

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u/Rosieapples Jun 21 '22

I had a friend of that name, she worked for a publisher and would call associates saying “Hi Antoinette here” then one woman sent her an email addressed to Ms Anne Twinette.

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u/McLagginz Jun 21 '22

Am I wrong for pronouncing it “Ant-juan-ette”?

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u/ACC_888 Jun 22 '22

You got it right! That’s my name 😊

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u/McLagginz Jun 22 '22

I thought I was correct in pronouncing it that way.

It’s a beautiful name.

Have a nice day, Antoinette!

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u/ACC_888 Jun 22 '22 Narwhal Salute

Aw thank you, that was so sweet.

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u/katkeransuloinen Jun 22 '22

I'm not sure if this is why you asked but I imagine it would be harder or easier to mistake it for "Anne Twinette" depending on Antoinette's accent. For example with my accent it would be something like "ann'tw'net", so since the middle syllable is skipped over I could see it being more easily misheard. It's still funny that they would jump to hearing it as Anne Twinette but it's not a huge reach.

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u/Rosieapples Jun 22 '22

You are, that’s the correct pronunciation. I’m in Ireland, we have our own phonetics entirely.

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u/cppadam Jun 22 '22

I worked with an Antoinette who didn’t pronounce the “W” sound in her name. She would pronounce it “ant-a-net”. She’s an accent away from being called “internet”.

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u/PFEFFERVESCENT Jun 22 '22

Both pronunciations are acceptable in Australian English

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u/HiroProtagonistSteam Jun 21 '22

My brother told us his friends name was cheddar. Turns out his name was Trevor.

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u/Explanation_Lopsided Jun 22 '22

My nibbling had a friend and said his name was Potato. Little dude was Mateo 😂

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u/tokoboy4 Jun 22 '22

Wife and I almost named our son Mateo, we decided not to. 3 years later, his best friend is Mateo and has the same birthday as him.

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u/Sad_Pineapple_97 Jun 22 '22

My bother did that when he was little! He also has a friend named Brock, but insisted his name was Rock.

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u/Patch_Ferntree Jun 22 '22

Ma-tee-o, Ma-tay-o, as they say...

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u/Kimchi_Catalogue Jun 22 '22

This is my son !! Kid name Mateo in his class and called him Potato for the whole first term !!

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u/stunningdespotism Jun 21 '22

In kindergarten, my daughter played with another kid called Penis. We said that couldn't be and she insisted that their name was Penis. She had no concept it was an inappropriate name. She couldn't tell us if this was a girl or boy. We told her to try not to call the kid by name.

After Christmas, we found out the girls name was Eunice.

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u/Flaky_Tip Jun 22 '22

My little cousin went through a phase where every time a new kid joined his daycare he decoded that it had to be his friend Jamie with a new name and face.

Jamie moved away and I guess he didn't understand the concept of new people.

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u/EveAndTheSnake Jun 22 '22

Aw, poor lil guy.

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u/Pandaplusone Jun 22 '22

When I was in kindergarten I got glasses. A kid in my class told me there used to be another little girl in the class who looked like me, and even had the same NAME but didn’t wear glasses, but when I came she stopped coming.

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u/Dilostilo Jun 21 '22

😂😂😂😂 no way.

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u/beraleh Jun 21 '22

We used to have these next door neighbors that we became great friends with, hang out do stuff on weekend together etc. We lived next to each other for nearly 2 years and then right before they moved, the woman told us her name was not and never was Francine. It was always Francy. We always thought it was Francine and her husband calling her Francy was a term of endearment but that was her name and she never corrected us.

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

Lmao. Reminds me of a regular customer I had at a retail job once. She became far too familiar with me and asked my name one day. Lets pretend my name is “Alexandra.” She came in the next day and called me Mary. And then she called me Mariah. And then she called me Angelica. She basically came up with a new name for me every day she came in. No idea why she ever asked me my name if she was just gonna wing it every time. Anyways I didn’t like her so I was fine with her not knowing my name.

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u/jaceinspace Jun 22 '22

One of my best friends is named Jenny. Not Jennifer. Jenny on the birth certificate.

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u/Slipstitch802 Jun 22 '22

I’ve met a Patty, Mindy, and Larry. These were their given names so their nicknames were Patricia, Melinda, and Lawrence. Also I know two sisters named Christina and Tina. How confusing that must have been.

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u/Kayquie Jun 22 '22

I once met identical twin girls named Breanna and Breonna. I still feel bad for them.

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u/Slipstitch802 Jun 22 '22

Ugh. Poor sisters.

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u/MRSRN65 Jun 22 '22

I love when kids miss-hear something or mispronounce a word or phrase. My daughter used to say she needed to put on her "baby soup" before going to the pool.

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u/Leaving_a_Comment Jun 22 '22

My husband called strawberries “star babies” as a toddler and I can’t get over how cute that is. I’m really tempted to call them star babies with our daughter.

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u/nomanz57 Jun 22 '22

My niece was doing the same a couple years ago! It’s still a thing the whole family will say from time to time.

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u/That1weirdperson Jun 22 '22

I used to call them straw babies! I called hamburgers ham boogers!

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u/VastAgent5651 Jun 22 '22

My daughter got her first 2 piece swimsuit in preschool and called it her "zucchini".

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u/canadiancruelty Jun 22 '22

For the longest time I called the food Grilled Cheese, Girled Cheese lmao

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u/passionateamateur Jun 22 '22

My daughter was friends with a girl named Patsy in first grade. Patsy’s little sister would play with them sometimes and when I asked her name my daughter said it was “Batsy”, she was adamant that these sisters were named Patsy and Batsy. Turns out her name was Betsy but I’ve had lots of giggles over Patsy and Batsy

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u/-Noyz- Jun 22 '22

jimmy and bimmy

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u/AlPaCherno Jun 22 '22

Michael and Pichael

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u/random135737 Jun 22 '22

These comments are making my day

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u/camst_ Jun 21 '22

My little brother insisted a girl at his schools name was bacteria. It ended up being Victoria

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u/ABlessedLife Jun 21 '22

When my daughter was 2 YO, she was introduced to a girl whom she called “du-du-net.” My husband and I thought she just mispronounced the name . Turns out the girl’s name is “Adelaïde”, because she couldn’t pronounce her own name yet, she did indeed introduce herself as “du-du-net.” 😅

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u/zombiepants7 Jun 21 '22

That is so cute!

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u/Blackfang321 Jun 22 '22

My daughter, in first grade, told me that special needs children would occasionally be brought to their classroom. She said the teachers called them the "Walmart Kids".

Took me a while to figure out they were Target Kids because they were targeted as potentially being able to join "standard" classes.

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u/That1weirdperson Jun 22 '22

Ow at least they weren’t Dollar Tree kids 💀

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u/Interesting-Fish6065 Jun 21 '22

I, for one, am relieved.

But I suspect there’s a little Internet out there somewhere.

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u/Hour_Existing Jun 22 '22

Apparently when I was very young I used to insist my name was Trucka...my name isn't remotely close to that, and my parents never did figure out why I was calling myself that.

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u/Sad_Pineapple_97 Jun 22 '22

My cousin’s name is Caitlin, but she called herself “Ning-Na”. She outgrew it by the time she was around 4, two years later her little brother was born, and when he was two he started calling her “Ning-Na”. Nobody ever said it in front of him, we’d all kinda forgotten that she used to call herself that. He came up with it all on his own, and to this day we’re all still weirded out by it.

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u/Huge-Balance8024 Jun 22 '22

Maybe it's one of those Hodor situations. Hold the door...

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u/Yummers78 Jun 22 '22

My niece’s name is Lexi… for a long time, as a toddler learning to talk, my daughter would only call her Ow-Wow…

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u/amnesia1011 Jun 22 '22

When my daughter was in kindergarten, she insisted there was a boy on the bus called, "Name". Finally, on Halloween we bumped into Nate and his father while out trick or treating.

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u/susan0324 Jun 22 '22

About 25 years ago my daughter came home from school and told me they had a new boy in class. His name? Chris. Chris what? Topher. I tried to explain nicknames to her but she wasn't getting it. She really thought his last name was Topher.

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u/ur-squirrel-buddy Jun 22 '22

My daughter went to preschool with a kid she referred to as “Jew man”. I had her repeat the name several times and she was insistent. One time at pick-up, she spotted him across the parking lot with his parent and said “bye Jew man!” So we turned to the teacher and quietly asked, how is his name pronounced? She shrugged and said “Jew man”.

Apparently it’s spelled Joo-man and is Asian, and everybody may be mispronouncing it, I can’t be sure. (The teacher pronounced it the same way as my daughter had been)

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u/cement_skelly Jun 22 '22

they probably are lmaoo if hes korean it’s supposed to be pronounced joo (like juice) mawn (like faun) ofc that doesn’t matter if the kid and parents are fine with the jew man pronunciation

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u/No_Investigator159 Jun 22 '22

Pretty certain you’re right and it can be a point of contempt. I would recommend asking them, it’s a major sign of respect to care about the true pronunciation verses the assumed.

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u/Yoiyoimiya Jun 22 '22

yea omg when i was in kindy everyone called me by an assumed pronunciation im korean and i ended up hating it so much but i never said anything that i just got a preferred name and now i go by that

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u/DangerousSuspension Jun 21 '22

My son had a friend at school named Stuffins.... Months later I learned it was actually Stephan 🤦🏻‍♀️

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u/That1weirdperson Jun 22 '22

Doc McStuffins 🤪

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u/Arinoch Jun 22 '22

Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!

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u/ashimo414141 Jun 22 '22

I was an outdoorsy kid so gnats were well known to me. Met a girl named Natalie when I was younger who went by Nat, and I thought she meant the bug

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

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u/That1weirdperson Jun 22 '22

I think I saw your comment on Twitter

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u/shelbabyylynn Jun 22 '22

I swore for the first few weeks of kindergarten that my best friend was a girl named Brick. My parents thought I had an imaginary friend.

Her name was Brooke. She was not imaginary, and not happy to learn I was calling her Brick.

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u/crystalBdonuts Jun 22 '22

My kid would always refer to her female preschool teacher as "Mr Kaya". I always thought of "Miss Jay" on America's Next Top Model and was like k cool whatever. I found out halfway through the year that her name was "Ms Takaya".

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u/aviqua Jun 22 '22

This is a plot line in a book called Someday Angeline by Louis Sachar.

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u/uraniumstingray Jun 22 '22

My sister met another girl when they were kids and then told my parents her name was Salami. Her name was Shalomi.

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u/ThisParticular7389 Jun 22 '22

My son is in daycare with a kid named Mateo, or as my son thinks “matatoe”

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u/AmbivalentSamaritan Jun 22 '22

I had a Québécois colleague who told me her partner was named ‘ e-mail ‘. I repeated it back to her to see if I had it right, because it didn’t seem right, you know?

Emile.

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u/PFEFFERVESCENT Jun 22 '22

Yeah when I was little a kid came to my school called Ranier, and kids thought he was called raindeer

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

My daughter met a little girl named Becky at the park once for about 15 minutes over a year ago and now every time we go to that park she walks from parent to parent asking if they have a kid named “Beggy” before she gives up and finds new friends.

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u/LudwigVanBaehoeven Jun 22 '22

Aww she really misses Becky! Hope one day she comes back to the park

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u/shoobydoo723 Jun 21 '22

"Oh, Internet, breakfast is ready!"

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u/rileydonohue Jun 22 '22

When I was in preschool my best friend was named Raj but I was convinced it was pronounced Garage

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u/cryptic-coyote Jun 22 '22

"I'm Garage, Raj for short" has a ring to it though

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u/milkywaywildflower Jun 22 '22

my mom had a friend whose daughters name is ‘andrea’ but they called her andy as a nickname - i thought her name was candy for years and called her that for years and bragged about having a friend named candy - i think i was like …. 10 before i figured it out 😂

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u/Bitter-Hitter Jun 22 '22

My daughter has a friend that used to call hummingbirds “honey birds”. It’s a really sweet phase 🥰

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u/Blith6314 Jun 22 '22

I was the first grandchild on my dads side. My grandma wanted me to call her Grandma Scott, but I couldn’t pronounce that yet. I ended up calling her Grandma Dot and it stuck. My younger sibling and my two other cousins now call her that.

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u/tunez11a Jun 22 '22

Adamant was confused

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

Fine have an upvote.

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

My kiddo came home from school and said they’d made a new friend. I asked the new friend’s name and they replied “I don’t know. Anything with a lol of “L”s and “A”s. My husband and I chuckled for a bit over this kid with an amorphous name. Anything? How does she write it? Just throw a bunch of those letters together?

Lilliana. Name was Lilliana.

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u/coffeebecausekids Jun 22 '22

My kid insisted a students name was CANDLE. Ok I thought… Apple? North? Cash? All kinds…. Why not Candle? It’s KENDALL.

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

Well my name is Michael and for the longest time my young cousin kept calling me Ickle. Then out of the blue one cousin called me Munro. Everyone thought it was hilarious and wouldn't stop calling me that.

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u/SnooCookies487 Jun 22 '22

Are you an 80's kid? Munro (Monroe?) was a character on a sitcom.

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u/[deleted] Jun 22 '22

Lol definitely but I've never known that name.

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u/spidermom4 Jun 22 '22

My daughter has a boy in her preschool class she says is named Stabby. I'm 90% sure it's actually Stavi. My son had a friend in his preschool class named "Glad" who was actually named Ladd.

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u/Megara174 Jun 22 '22

My step daughter was adamant she went to school with a girl named Jar Jar (like Binks), when we got her class photos we realised her name is Zsar Zsar (like Gabor)

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u/Coffeespoons101 Jun 22 '22

I had hearing issues as a kid. Insisted my best friend was called Omlette.

About a year later I discovered it was Dominick.

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u/doubleespressoplz Jun 21 '22

I needed this today. Internet sounds so much cooler than Antoinette. 🤣

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u/AriZSaM Jun 22 '22

One day I’m sitting at the doctors office with my dad, the doctor walks out, it’s another father son, but they are white, the doctor looks exclusively at me and says “Tyrone.” The white dad stands up and says “ITS TYRION.”

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u/RaptorDoingWhatICan Jun 22 '22

My 4 year old niece insisted that her new preschool friend's name was Broccoli.....her name is Brooklyn

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u/popanator3000 Jun 21 '22

My little brother is named "Kender" after a race from the Dragon Lance series (my dad is a huge nerd btw), everyone calls him "kinder" and it bothers me, makes me want to correct people every time, his friends mostly know that it is kender, unlike everyone in my neighborhood.

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u/Alex_yBHunter Jun 22 '22

HAHAH awwwww 😅😆😆💜 Although I won't be surprised if someone named their child “Internet” or something close to that.

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u/removed_bymoderator Jun 21 '22

Very cute! Let me guess, she loves baking channels on YouTube.

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u/HostasAndRocks Jun 22 '22

My parents were convinced I had an Asian friend at my daycare as I always came home talking about my best friend Chow.

Turns out it was an African-American boy named Charles. Honest mistake.

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u/Montagneincorner0 Jun 22 '22

Like the Wife of King Louis the XVI

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u/AlexTheDolphin0 Jun 22 '22

Hello Internet. Welcome to Game Theory. The show that's been ruining your childhood since 1969.

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u/DiegotheEcuadorian Jun 22 '22

One of my friends who graduated this year was named Antoinette though everyone called her Toni cause it’s easier. She was Filipino surprisingly.

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u/Afraid_Equipment4279 Jun 22 '22

I think schools should teach kids about J.R.R Tolkien so people like me don’t get confused anymore with names.

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u/-12thfan- Jun 22 '22

Oops, I thought this was r/kidsarefuckingstupid for a second lol

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u/FancyWear Jun 22 '22

My son had a Kindergarten teacher named Ms. Lizard. Her name was Ms. “ Grizard”

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u/Frizzycatt Jun 22 '22

Little one made a friend at the park named Ben but insisted on calling him Beans than after that any friend she made at the park was called Beans.

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u/Wrong-Explanation-48 Jun 22 '22

My wife's friend went to school with a girl named Formica Dinetteset.

Who the hell names their kid that?

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u/[deleted] Jun 21 '22

There’s a joke about letting them eat cake in here somewhere. I’m just currently too drunk to see it.

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u/moe8630 Jun 21 '22

LOL 😂 I LOVE THIS STORY!!!!!! Cute 😉

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u/Ironfingers Jun 21 '22

There was a black guy I knew named Tolkien, you know, after Lord of the Rings, but for the longest time I called him TOKEN! I was so embarrassed cause all my friends knew his name wasn’t Token. I think schools should teach kids about J.R.R Tolkien so people like me don’t get confused anymore with names.

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u/ITIodAsh Jun 22 '22

Wow thats so cool

My life is south park season 25 episode 2 as well

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u/xgayb Jun 22 '22

Antoinette does sound like Internet with a speech impediment.

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u/hahahanope46 Jun 22 '22

My little brother name is Mateo and growing up people in his class called him potato for most of the year

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u/Raven_25 Jun 22 '22

Antoinette is pronounced internet now. Get with the times.

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u/automatic_doors Jun 22 '22

Antoinette just saids like someone with a really thick French accent saying internet

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u/Sangrrific Jun 22 '22 edited Jun 22 '22

Made me smile, so made me Marry Internet.

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u/GifanTheWoodElf Jun 22 '22

When my cousin was very young she was playing with the kids around the block and she couldn't pronounce the name of one of her friends and since none of like their parents or anything actually knew the girl they assumed that this really was her name and for like months or maybe years they thought she had a different name.

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u/wickeddradon Jun 22 '22

Actually I would have believed her. I read a story a while ago about a kid who was named number 16 bus shelter. There are twins called Benson and Hedges. A girl called Taula does the hula from Hawaii.

I shit you not. Google it, people are weird.

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u/corradizo Jun 22 '22

Met an guy named Innocent once. It happens.

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u/Omg_ABee Jun 22 '22

I met a friend on the bus when I was in kindergarten. I told my mom about my new friend "Vagina." Her name was Regina.

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u/MorganaMevil Jun 22 '22

I knew a kid whose name sounded like “Rhapsody” without the “R”, so “Absody”. And that’s how I assumed she spelled it, either “Absody” or “Absidy” or something similar. Right? Riiiight?

Wrong.

Her brilliant parents had given birth to their first child, looked at it, and decided to name her “Abcde”.

She changed her name the day she turned 18 to Abby.

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u/SportsPhotoGirl Jun 21 '22

I met someone who on their name tag was “Katy” and I’m like, ok, “cat-y… catty” … got it… but no, it’s pronounced like Katie, but for a while until I heard her say her name I thought it was catty

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u/SaraSmashley Jun 21 '22

You're fooling no one Regina.

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u/whatcenturyisit Jun 21 '22

What's the difference in pronunciation between Katie and Katy ?

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u/sdurant12 Jun 22 '22

In my experience none

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u/iupz0r Jun 21 '22

Hahahahahahhaha

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u/echicdesign Jun 22 '22

My dog will never live down his congfusion when he met dave, who he was certain was Yvette, the gay wife of my two friends called Julie. I finally figured out that he had mistaken ‘Julie the vet’ for ‘Julie and Yvette’