Post # 1
OMG! Earlier today I was talking to my stepmom on the phone about my husband’s mom but used my ex husband’s name instead of my husband’s name. My stepmom exclaimed WHAT?!? I quickly corrected myself and thanked my lucky stars nobody else heard me make that mistake. Then, this evening I was on the phone with my brother and I did the same thing and this time DH was sitting in the room with me and heard me! DH didn’t get mad. I ran over to DH, kissed him and told him I love him. My brother made a funny joke about it and I repeated the joke to DH who did laugh at the joke. DH has not said anything about it, and I don’t think he will. But I feel bad about it and I’m really hoping I don’t do it again. And… why did I do it? How do I keep this from happening again?
Post # 3
It’ll make you want to slap your forehead for sure, but it just happens sometimes. Don’t make a big deal over it and things’ll be fine.
Post # 4
Haha, it happens. I feel like sometimes our minds get thrown into a time machine.
About a year ago, I was out late and my phone died. I happened to have my on-call phone for work and wanted to call my SO and let him know that I was on my way home. I dialed in his number and a familiar voice picked up, I said my SO’s name and the person told me I had the wrong number. A couple of minutes later I realized why the voice sounded so familiar…I’d called my EX BOYFRIEND’S CELL PHONE!! I hadn’t been in contact with this person for like three years and I’d been with my SO for 2. I have NO idea why I suddenly remembered his number! So odd. I hope that he didn’t realize it was me, hahaha!
Post # 5
I’ve caught myself many times almost doing the same thing, and even now after 3 years with my FH i once in a while almost say my ex’s name…
I hope eventually i get over that too :/
Post # 6
For the last few days my ex has been the topic of conversation here at home because my children are having a few issues with their dad. Surprise, surprise! (sarcasm, sarcasm) But that is an topic for another thread. Anyway, I guess since his name has been floating around so much lately that is why I accidentally used his name.
Post # 7
lol When I read the title I was like omgosh that sucks! BUT it happens.. Its not that big of a deal and im sure your DH isnt upset either 😉
Post # 8
I occasionally call my Fiance my sister’s name, or my former roommate’s name. lol. It’s just habit when you get close to someone and use their name a lot, even if it’s been awhile. My parents used to mess up our names as kids – there were 4 of us.
Post # 9
My sister did that on her WEDDING DAY. She was all giggly and happy getting ready and said “I don’t believe in 2 hours I’m going to be Mrs Exs Name”
She didnt notice, and I called her on it. And she had been broken up with that moron for about 4 years.
She came to me about a month or so ago and told me she wants out of her marriage, I reminded her about using her Exs name on the wedding day, and she claims it didnt happen.
But it so did!!
Post # 10
@2ndtime: You did not say his name in the bedroom. Its not a big deal.
Post # 11
I called DH “Mom” this morning, and I’m not too worried.
Post # 12
I’ve done that once or twice. When I visiting my parents I accidentally called my brother “hun” when I was speaking quickly. I think he thought I just picked up a weird habit in Texas, which I’m totally okay with him thinking that.
Post # 13
I call Fiance douglas all the time joking saying it’s my other boyfriend. I don’t have one, so I don’t think he’ll notice if I do happen to use a wrong name.
Post # 14
Haha yeah, I had just gotten off the phone with my mom, so I’m not too concerned. 😉
Post # 15
I don’t think it’s a big deal, really..it’s happened to me a few times!
I work with a lot of men and my bf has been called their names before! He knows they are guys that I work with…and the opposite happens too at work, sometimes I call the men I work with my bf’s name lol!
However, I will say….about 7 years ago, I was with my ex bf, and his Dad accidentally called me by my ex’s ex gf’s name and I held it in for a bit…but when we were alone, I was freaking pissed! Doesn’t matter now…but it was awkward then and I know his Dad felt bad. Oh well….it happens to all of us!
Post # 16
When I’m talking to my friends and family, I sometimes say my ex name even though I’m referring to my Fiance and I haven’t talked to my ex in 5 years.
I’ve never said the ex name in front of my Fiance so that’s good. I hope it doesn’t happen, but like everyone says, it happens.