What’s Your Name







This happened a few times a week.





17 responses to “What’s Your Name”

  1. becomingcliche Avatar

    I have often fallen back on “Whatever your name is!”

  2. autumnashbough Avatar

    My mom used to call out all six of our names. We’d show up, and she’d point to one of us. “YOU!” The rest of us would scatter in seconds.

    1. Raspberry Avatar

      my mother does that too! lol!

  3. Belinda Broughton Avatar

    i even used to add the dog’s name into the mix

  4. Marie Avatar

    For us, it usually ended in “. . . whoever you are.” :)

  5. Eda Avatar

    I had three male cousins and a brother, all older than me. My grandmother always tried to call them by both their first and middle names, and some of them were repeats. She hardly ever got them right, but it was charming watching her try.

  6. Pip Harrison Avatar
    Pip Harrison

    My (adult) brother finally objected when my mother called him by a string of names including the dog’s – the dog had died a year or two before. He said, “I don’t mind being called by a dog’s name but to be called by a dead dog’s name is too much!”

  7. lyart Avatar

    we were only three and still there were mix-ups

  8. pensitivity101 Avatar

    I was always called by my sister’s name, though she was never referred to by mine! Mum always got the boyfriends names muddled too. Dad would simply ask ‘Now which one are you?’

  9. silkpurseproductions Avatar

    That’s hysterical. We use to get the whole list of names thrown at us when we were in trouble including Susie, Betsy and Buttons…they were the dogs. When it went that far you knew you had to run.

  10. Emily Avatar

    What was Charlotte even doing wrong in this story? I see her playing dress-up with a kitchen strainer and some string, and she had a hammer in her hand. Strange, yeah, but I wouldn’t really call that “bad behaviour” unless she was doing something with the hammer that she shouldn’t.

  11. Elyse Avatar

    I’m the 5th of 5. Every lecture started with my dad reciting all of them, starting from my eldest sister. I finally, in a fit of pique, told him to just call me #5. It became his nick-name for me for the rest of his life…

  12. literarybex Avatar

    Reblogged this on LiteraryBex and commented:
    Hahaha! My mother once stood at the bottom of the stairs and shouted up at me, the only person or animal up there: “Ricky, Katie, Sarah, Beth, Billy*….. BECKY, GET DOWN HERE!”

    *Billy was the cat.

  13. hiplinm Avatar

    Totally understand. My mother did it, I did it even with pet names lol.

  14. Library Heather Avatar

    Oh my goodness, so true! I’m the oldest of 5 siblings. All the girls have names that begin with H: Heather, Holly, and Heidi. We invented the name “Heitholly” (pronounced HI-thol-lee) to describe the mythical sister always being called by adults who couldn’t remember our additional names.

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