Theresa's Mixed Nuts: What's In A Name Anyway?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

What's In A Name Anyway?

For over 6 years we have lived in our house, and in that entire time the neighbor directly behind us has never learned Jason's name. We have corrected her countless times, but every time he's outside and she wants a chat... "Hey! Hey, RYAN!" It usually takes a minute before he realizes that she's calling out to him.

This winter she moved away and new neighbors recently moved in. The other day Jason was out doing yard work when he hears "Hey, Ryan!" A little confused since she was supposed to be moved out, he peeks through the bushes.

Jason- Hey! I thought you moved?
Jamie- I did. I just wanted you to meet your new neighbor. (Calls over to new neighbor) Hey! This is Ryan!

New neighbor to Jason- Hey Bryan!

And, so it continues....

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What name blunders have you encountered before?


26 comments:

  1. oh, noes.... my family has often called me by my brother's name... which tells a lot of how insignificant me is in their eyes :) Since he is the older one... he is the only one for them it seems....

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    1. My mom has four kids and it must be too much for her because we get called "hey you" or "whatever your name is" all the time ;)

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    2. I do admit I get scared from your mom when I see her at Facebook commenting :) I mean, after knowing all you said about her over the years....

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    3. You never know what's going to come out of her mouth! That's for sure!

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  2. That is so funny! My great uncle can not for the life of him remember my dad's name. His real name is Stephen, but my great uncle ALWAYS calls him Mike. My dad stopped correcting him years ago.

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  3. Worked at a place with a girl named Marshell. One lady kept calling her Michelle, and still does

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  4. BAHAHAHAHAHA That is freakin hilarious! Thanks for a good laugh. Cheers

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  5. lmao the saga of Ryan will forever continue

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  6. Oh my this is too funny! My husband gets called by my name all the time. His name is Jacob and many call him Jamie instead lol

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  7. Well hopefully the new neighbor will learn and use his name!! As for me I answer to most anything--even--Hey You---

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  8. Ahahahaha... this story is hilarious, I hope your new neighbour remembers your hubby's name eventually!


    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. I kind of hope they don't. I think it's hilarious when they call him everything but his own name ;)

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  9. LOL that is so funny. Lots of people call me Carrie instead of Terry. I think they are a little hard of hearing but how can you mix up Ryan and Jason.

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    1. Yes, Carrie and Terry are pretty similar, so I can see why that would happen. But really! Ryan and Jason are not even on the same spectrum lol!

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  10. Bahahaha! I played footy at one particular club for a year. I originally joined with my best friend Dimi, but he dropped out after about 5 weeks. There was one guy at the club who confidently called me Dimi for the rest of the season. I didn't correct him because I thought it was hilarious. I don't know why the others didn't :P

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    1. I suppose I'd take that as a compliment if it was a good friend ;)

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  11. HILARIOUS! My name is Carlee and I have been called Carla, Charlie, Betty (my Mom's name) and so on. I can appreciate this.

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  12. Ryan? Sure that sounds just like Jason.

    People call me Green. "Hey! Green!" We should punish them.

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  13. *snort* As long as you don't call him late to dinner, right? hahahahaha
    How nice that she wanted the neighbor to meet him. ;)

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  14. OMG! That's funny!

    The lady next door called me Elise every time I saw her. I corrected her a few times, then thought she's in her 90's, and let it go. In older generations they all can't say Alissa. They mess it up every time.

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  15. My daughter is 7 and sadly her name is butchered... so is my husband's!

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  16. My daughter is 7 and sadly her name is butchered... so is my husband's!

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  17. That's kinda funny. Although I can see where it'd be frustrating too.

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  18. hahaha that's hilarious. But there are people whose looks give impression of a name. Maybe Jason's look is more Ryan than Jason, you know what I mean :D I have been Rima, Rita, Rini.

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  19. Hahaha... some people can be very persistent :).. they usually call me Indra or India or Endah instead of Indah :)..

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