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Old 12-05-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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Have you ever called your date/SO/partner the wrong name?

Does it really mean anything?


I went out last night with a guy I've been casually dating for a few weeks and I called him the wrong name. He was insisting he was right about something and I got peeved, so I said, "ok, Bob, you're right. Let's move on." His name isn't Bob (he wasn't right either, but that's another story).
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Have you ever called your date/SO/partner the wrong name?

Does it really mean anything?


I went out last night with a guy I've been casually dating for a few weeks and I called him the wrong name. He was insisting he was right about something and I got peeved, so I said, "ok, Bob, you're right. Let's move on." His name isn't Bob (he wasn't right either, but that's another story).

LOL...I've never done that but I would have played it off like, "I called you the wrong name just like you're wrong about (insert topic here)" lol

So, umm, when's the next date?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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No as I don't call my dates by their name. I use nicknames like 'honey', 'sweet cheeks', 'baby', etc to avoid situations where I call them the wrong name which could possibly be plentiful as I multi-date and don't care what their name is.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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My wife called me by her ex's name once in casual conversation and I knew she was mortified by it so I just said something funny like "am I that bad?" and chuckled...then she laughed and we both LOL'd together. It was an honest miskate so no sense making her feel bad by it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I did it once, 24 years ago, at dinner with my then-fiance. I called him the name of the guy I had dated previously while we were on a break.

My now-husband STILL bristles about it.

I will say that whether or not it's bad depends on the significance of the person behind the name.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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If they can't laugh about it, then they've got problems. I come from a family where my grandmother would run through the entire list of grandchildren and house pets before getting to the right one. I really can't take that stuff seriously.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Yes. My relationships came right after each other - and in the beginning - there was always a bit of wrong name calling by me. Not more than a couple times, I think. It was embarrassing but somewhat understandable - and the guy's never really seem to care much. It doesn't happen anymore - I think that would be pretty bad after being with my husband for 11 years!
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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I did it once, 24 years ago, at dinner with my then-fiance. I called him the name of the guy I had dated previously while we were on a break.

My now-husband STILL bristles about it.

I will say that whether or not it's bad depends on the significance of the person behind the name.
Wow still not happy about it? Tell him to stop being a girl about it
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Wrong name.... ??

That's why your Grand Mother called all the grand kids Sugar, Baby or Honey. It works with the people you date also. I never screw those names up.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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LOL...I've never done that but I would have played it off like, "I called you the wrong name just like you're wrong about (insert topic here)" lol

So, umm, when's the next date?
Haha. He can't quit me. I should just start calling him random names to make it look intentional.

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My wife called me by her ex's name once in casual conversation and I knew she was mortified by it so I just said something funny like "am I that bad?" and chuckled...then she laughed and we both LOL'd together. It was an honest miskate so no sense making her feel bad by it.
Yeah, when it dawned on me what I'd done, I felt bad. I think it was worse for me than for him.

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I did it once, 24 years ago, at dinner with my then-fiance. I called him the name of the guy I had dated previously while we were on a break.

My now-husband STILL bristles about it.

I will say that whether or not it's bad depends on the significance of the person behind the name.
The name that I used was that of someone that I often have a contentious relationship with, so I think I just said it because I'm used to arguing with that person.
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