(Closed) Wrong Name

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Has your SO ever called you by the wrong name?


    Yes, at the start

    Yes, and not at the best time either

    Yes a few times

    He has but it doesn't bother me

    He does...waaaaaaaaay too often!

    Other (please explain below)

  • Post # 3
    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Um no.

    Does he have alot of contact with his ex or see her regularly? I would personally find it kinda odd that he has her on his mind.

    Post # 4
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    no but I called him Josh (my best friend’s name) one time when I was irritated and exasperated so it was funny. 

    Post # 6
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    Actually, whenever I get annoyed at my BF being too sarcastic or flippant with me, I have to stop myself from calling him my brother’s name.  And, I haven’t been fast enought to stop myself a time or two.  Old habits die hard; I’m only used to my brother annoying me in that way before him. 

    So, if he was with his ex for a while, I understand.  It’s a reflex to a familiar feeling, not worth worrying, In My Humble Opinion.

    Post # 8
    3798 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @Scottish_lassie: In My Humble Opinion = in my honest opinion

    Fi never called me by someone else’s name, but his mom did! Right at the beginning. I finally asked him who the girl was and she was someone he went on a date with and his mom heard him on the phone with her. Fiance actually never had a girlfriend before me, as odd as that sounds.

    When I’ve been thinking about my ex I sometimes feel his name come up in my mouth and then I think ‘crud dont say that!’. For guys though, I think it’s just habit. I dont think it really ever means anything. And you said he was embarassed and turned red, so really, I think it was just a very embarassing mistake!

    Post # 9
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    well, his ex had the same name as me LOL So I voted No but, I guess I’ll never know.

    Post # 11
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t think you should worry about it. SOmetimes our brains take over and after saying her name for so long, maybe it was just an instinct.

    I’ve called my fiance my ex’s name, our dog’s name, and we’ve both done that “remember when” and then realized that we were describing experiences that we actually had with our exes. 

    Take it in stride, recognize he had a whole life before you, and know he loves you. 

    Post # 12
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We both have on accident. Once he called me by our dogs name and another time he called me by our male hedgehogs name. Also, Mom which was pretty funny.

    Post # 13
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    He called me an ex’s name early on in our relationship, but I’ve made that mistake more than once.  It’s always only happened during an arguement which isn’t surprising because I was always fighting with that ex.  I don’t think it really means anything other than that ex made it a habit to say his name when I was angry.  Those things have definetely gone away over time.

    Don’t read too much into it though, I know I wasn’t ever thinking about my ex when it slipped.

    Post # 14
    2729 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I can’t say he’s ever called me the wrong name. He didn’t date very many people (like 2) before we started dating, and I think he really tried to block them from his memory. And it was really easy for me to not call him my ex’s name because the guy I dated before my Fiance has the same name. I’m pretty sure I’ve accidentally called my Fiance Timmy a time or two…which is my dog’s name. Haha.

    Post # 15
    2441 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    DH hasn’t done it but if he did it wouldn’t bother me.  Why not?  Because about 2 weeks ago I called him by my ex husband’s name!  He wasn’t bothered but I felt horrible!   I don’t know why I did it and I really hoope I never do it again!

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