I mix names! Do you?

@ronaldinu (12445)
Malta
October 11, 2008 9:59am CST
I have this habit of mixing names. Instead of calling my son, I call him with my youngest brother's name! He does not complain he always answers me as he is the only one in the house. Sometimes it happens to me as well to call my brother with my son's name. The trouble begins when I call my wife with any of her friend's name! Do you mix names too?
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@kenzie45230 (3561)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Since I have only one son, that hasn't been a problem for me. But I do remember my mother calling out my name and my sisters' names before she got to the right one. And I remember my Grandmother doing the same thing.
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@angela38 (122)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I have always been bad for mixing peoples names up I am bad for that. Even latly it has got very bad for me to do that sence latly i have been meeting a bunch of new faces sence my neice is being married soon and we are having to be at a lot of family functions latly.
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@kittenmc (465)
• United States
12 Oct 08
YES! I'm guilty! I mix my kids all the time. What's so bad is one is a girl. LOL! It makes my husband so mad when I call him my youngest brother's name. I thinks it's funny though. I'm so bad with names!
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@kykidd (6820)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I'm not too bad about this, but my mother has always had a problem with it. It did not help that she named all of us kids with the same letter either. It never used to fail, she would run through all of the names before she would get the right one. A lot of times if she was going to yell at you for something, I think it almost cheered her up a little bit before she did it. That worked out for the better for us. Now that we are all grown, she calls my niece by my name all of the time. Everyone says she reminds them of me. Maybe that is why she does it.
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
12 Oct 08
No,I do not do that but I always give them a cute name as I remember like my Daughter her name is Khadijah so I used to call her "Iyah" and to my wife I never called her with her first name for I always called her "Sweetie"....
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• United States
12 Oct 08
Mixing names? Like Benefer or Bradjolina? How about Tomcat, I thought that's what mixing names was. I don't call my kids by their names, I give them other names like Monkey Head or Pig Head or Ding Dong, they still come to me so apparently they know that I'm just kidding with them.
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@dragon54u (31604)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I do that, too, although I try not to. I think it is a natural thing, especially with parents because we're thinking of our children so much that the first name out of our mouths may not be the right one!
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
11 Oct 08
Hi ronald, I too get names mixed but I agree it could be trouble if I call my wife by another name LOL. It is something that is easily done by anyone, but some of my friends say it's a sign of getting old! Of course I don't believe them and know that they often do the same thing. In addition to my own sons I have three nephews and I'm always getting their names mixed up as well. blessings.
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@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
same thing i experiencing that thing mixing up names ...too bad for me sometimes they will say whos' your talking to ;(
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@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
11 Oct 08
I do mix up things quite a bit but not names particularly of family members However if we are talking about extended family members that i see infrequently I donot call them by wrong names but donot remember but i try to admitting that to anyone so try and play along Good Luck
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@msmell (1378)
• Australia
18 Oct 08
Yeah the only person that I have a problem with this with my daughter and my sister! I always refer to my daughter by her aunts name and visa verse and my daughter just laughs and goes mummmmmm I not Kashena not Theresa and then we just laugh about it and I tell them I think I in the first states of losing my mind but apart from those 2 I don't normal have that problem thank heavens.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
18 Oct 08
oh but in saying that I have a problem with remembering names not mixing them up and when I'm telling the kids off and I'm all flustered and upset and I go to say their name and you can't pick which kids it is and in the end I just go oh for god sake which are you! and yes they all think that this is funny apart from my ex-hubby who used to say to me how can you forget my name I married to you.....
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Yes, i do this too. I call my grandsons by each other name, or by another male family members name. A brother or cousin. Ive called my granddaughter by my daughters name. I have even called my granddaughter by my cats name. Its no an age thing cause when my daughter was still at home i called her by my dogs name and called the dog by her name. Lol! I think its just a human thing to do. Maybe we just were thinking how that one we are talking to reminds us of the persons name we say. Unconsious thinking.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
18 Oct 08
But i would be careful about calling your wife by her friends names. She is picking friends that are like her.
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I don't have trouble with names just yet, ronaldinu but my mom does. She's called me by my sister's name a lot of times and she's done the same to my sister. Problem is when she tries to have either one of us do something and if she does this, Sister and I would have to clarify who she was really asking. Boyfriend's dad is the same way. I've lost count of the number of times he's called Boyfriend by the names of his two younger brothers. But yes, I see how you could get into trouble when you call your wife by any other name and most especially by her friends' names. Good luck with that, ronaldinu.
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
26 Oct 08
Woohoo! Thanks for the BR, ronaldinu. And I hope you've found a way to figure out how to get everyone's names right. Thanks again!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 Oct 08
yes, i do. my sons laugh at me all the time about it.
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
12 Oct 08
at least i am not the only one :)
@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Oct 08
Hi ya ronaldinu I do this all the time with my 3 boys, I usually go through all three names until I get the right one. You wanna be careful when it comes to getting your wife's name mixed up as you might find yourself in some pretty hot water my friend!!
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
11 Oct 08
I have not ended in hot water yet! but I had ended up with a pan in my head :)
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
My mother does. She does with her brothers as well as to her sisters and even to us her children, and I really hate it when she calls me a different name.
• United States
26 Oct 08
I do that sometimes too. I was out with my mom the other day and her fiance's son was with us. I went to say something to him and I called him my son's name and then quickly called him by his name. He just laughed at me. My grandmother calls my son my brother's name all the time. LOL
@nini89 (670)
• India
20 Oct 08
Hi ronaldinu! This happens to me also sometimes, but not with my friends name bet between my sisters name and my daughter. I used to call my daughter with my sisters and sister with my daughter name. and my mummy also have the habbit that to call one she calls our three sisters name then only she call for whome she was calling. Keep postiing and have a nice day.
• United States
19 Oct 08
Mix names, no I don't. You have to know their names to mix them up.I know faces but it takes me a long time to learn names.But I have tried to say one name and I said another.
@chertsy (3805)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I thought my mom was the only one that did this. It was horrible growing up, because me and my sister would joke about getting name cards, . As we got older, she also got us mixed up with our aunts. Now that I'm a mom with two kids, I don't just mix their names up. They come out being combined, their names are Shelby and Tara. So sometimes I catch myself saying Stara, Telby. They think it's funny, and most of the time, they are like get our names right mom. Uh Oh with calling wife by her friends names, but she should understand if your known to do this all time.
• United States
18 Oct 08
Oh,my goodness. I do this all the time. I call my son by hubby's name and vice versa. I call my daughter by both my sisters' names before I get to her name. I also call my sisters' by the other one's name and by my daughter's name before I get the right name.