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Old 05-15-2017, 12:51 AM
 
Location: coastlines
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What I'm describing here is something specific.

It's not about someone reminds you, or forgets your name.

It's when, in the course of someone's lifetime, they are consistently called the same [wrong] name by many different people.

I'm not into speculation (past life, etc) but sure is a mystery.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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My name is not Carol but I have been called that by different people. Even when we moved to another
state I still was called Carol once in a while....(it's not my middle name either)
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:24 PM
 
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Various people who were unconnected used to call me Brenda. A few said I just look like a Brenda. It hasn't happened in years.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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I reminded someone of her sister, and she constantly called me that. It became easier to answer than correct her, because she was not going to get it.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:39 PM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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On the flip side I have a neighbor whom I've known for almost 11 years now. From the moment I met her I've mistakenly called her Linda. Her name is Nancy. Still 11 years later I'm constantly correcting myself in my head and occasionally still let Linda slip out. I have no idea why I call her Linda. She reminds me of no one. No one else in our circle or even this part of the neighborhood is names Linda. It happened from the very first moment I was introduced to her too. Yes she was introduced with the correct name! Drives me crazy that I still cant get it right. I've always been good with names too!
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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My parents were thinking about naming me Kim before I was born, but decided to call me by my name (not even close to Kim). All throughout my life, no matter where I've lived around the country, random people will call me Kim. I can see where there may be someone in one or two cities named Kim who I resemble, but in 6 states and 14 different cities? It's become a running joke because I now answer to Kim in addition to my own name.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:01 PM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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My parents were thinking about naming me Kim before I was born, but decided to call me by my name (not even close to Kim). All throughout my life, no matter where I've lived around the country, random people will call me Kim. I can see where there may be someone in one or two cities named Kim who I resemble, but in 6 states and 14 different cities? It's become a running joke because I now answer to Kim in addition to my own name.
Sort of not related but......I was almost named Michelle. Every guy I ever dated ex girlfriends name was.....Michelle! Happy to report my husband never dated a michelle!
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:28 PM
 
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This is something that has been on my mind lately. I haveen called "paul" quite a bit lately. One girl doesnt know why she does it. Another lady said that while she doesnt know why she does it, its her deceased father's name. Its also odd because one of my close childhood friends is named Paul (he is still living but we are busy and an hour apart and too busy with different interests so we do not keep in touch). Its just weird.
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