Thursday, 21 April 2011

Deja Vu Again!

Bloggie friends!

It’s happening again!

Last year my course tutor kept referring to me as “Benita”.

This year, my lovely, elderly and very chatty neighbour keeps calling me “Belinda”.

Which begs the question: What is it about me and this near cloned B name?!?! Answers on a postcard please!

Charlie says: I dream of a world without flashy things and pawparazzi.


As for being called Belinda, I don't mind really. She's such a lovely woman and maybe I remind her of a Belinda she used to know. I'm sure there's a story in all this that I can tweak out and create!

Happy Thursday, everyone!!!!

46 comments:

Plain Jane said...

Charlie is GORGEOUS!!! Have I said that before?

My fake name is Chloe, but no one ever calls me that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Is that the reason for your fascination with Bassa and Byron? Hmmm????

Mr Puddy said...

Let's do nap charlie, and then you won't see flash box
Have a great day !
xoxo

ABBY said...

Don't feel bad, people have tried to call me Brenda forever...my name is Debra.
*sigh*
Hello handsome Charlie.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

Theresa Milstein said...

That's too funny. On the upside, your real name is pretty popular.

Brenda, Barbara, Bella - this could go on for years! Maybe even Barista, since you like coffee.

klahanie said...

Huh? I'm confused. I thought your name was 'Old Kitty'? :)

Tracy said...

Ahhh, reminds me of the time I taught at a school where I obviously was Tracy, another teacher was Stacey and then a third was Tracy Stacy...so whenever they'd call on the intercom for one of us we always questioned who they were talking about...at least Charlie can't call you by the wrong name :)

Summer Frey said...

I knew a woman who always called me Ashley, for some reason. Obviously, Summer and Ashley couldn't sound much more different. However, she said that I looked like an Ashley that she had once known...

LTM said...

omg--LOL!!! I'm snorting b/c I'm the worst about calling people by the wrong names. I once called my male protag the wrong name in my MS! A reader-friend caught it for me.

sigh.

With all this Benita-Belinda, I just realized... what IS your name, dahling? I've always simply said Kitty... :D <3

Ann said...

Oh an alter ego maybe. What a great story that could make.

Daniela said...

I am only 8 months old am already sick of the pawparazzi. I have a feeling those flashy things are pretty much part of life.

xoxo
Homer

Au and Target said...

Does it matter? I'm called Helen, Elena, Irin, Elan, and other variations. I answer to all of them.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I understand! You wouldn't believe the number of people that call me CARMEN!!!

Poor Charlie, the price of being famous! xoxo

m.q said...

Belinda is a sweet name

Charlie, pawparazzi is normal for a catstar like u

Lisa Potts said...

That's funny. Sometimes you meet someone who reminds you of an old friend or co-worker and it's hard to get their name out of your mind. At least it's not a name you hate.

Susan Kane said...

Benita? Belinda? Lovely names. Maybe they conjure up happy memories for them.

Aziza Shamsudin said...

aww~ Charlie is sooo cute :))
Belinda is a nice name^^

Jackee said...

:o) Can't wait to hear the story that comes out of the name mix-up. LOL!

Charlie has the life, doesn't he?!

Medeia Sharif said...

I've had a few people persistently call me something else, and I always believed that it was a comfort thing with them, that my name reminded them of someone else.

Madeleine said...

ROFL! Our Vicar used to call my hubby Martin, Malcom or Michael. His name is Tim.
I know a Brian that to me looks like a Dave and introduced him as Dave last weekend. I was mortified!
Gosh I wondered how long it would take for the pawparazzi to find Charlie, after all he's a star! :O)

Ellie said...

Well, Benita. I quite like the name Belinda but I understand how annoying it is to be called the wrong name. Anyway, Bernadettee, have a lovely day!

Hehehehe.

Ellie Garratt

Boonie S said...

People used to always call me Wannita, probably because as a kid I only had one front tooth…..
I think that Belinda’s a nice name – it would suit someone from Carlisle, don’t you think…..?

Have a great day, Boonie

The Monkeys said...

Belinda is a lovely name, but we have to admit we don't know your real name! We're sure it's even lovelier :)

Brigid said...

Belinda is a lovely name, that would make a lovely story.

Simon Kewin said...

I know how you feel. People quite often call me "Kevin" because, um, my surname is Kewin. I generally don't bother correcting them these days.

Kea said...

Hmm, interesting! Maybe they knew you as both Benita and Belinda in a past life. :-)

Happy Easter weekend to you and Charlie!

roxy said...

You are a sweetheart, Old Kitty. Your response to being called the wrong name is kind and admirable. I don't like it when people call me Rocky or Roxanne. I get annoyed. Hope the sunshine continues where you are!!!

Clarissa Draper said...

Sorry, what was that, Bernice? Don't feel bad, people always get my name wrong.

Marg said...

Belinda isn't too bad. Maybe ask her how she discovered your name. I have people call me all kinds of names.
Charlie, we get sick of the darn flashy thing too. It is sickening. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie - we wish there was no pawparazzi and flashy boxes too - you can't even have a barf without the flash box blinding you!
Your neighbour sounds like a lovely lady - perhaps she thinks you look like a Belinda that she knew at sometime.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

Maybe you need to get one of those "Hello My Name Is" tags!!! Howdy Charlie!

Stephen Tremp said...

I get called by my brother's name often, and this from people who do not even know my brother. Now that's kinda bizarre. .

notesfromnadir said...

Hi Belinda!

How does Charlie feel about your new name?

Maybe you need to have a character named Belinda in your WIP!

Talli Roland said...

You don't look like either to me! You are firmly fixed as 'Old Kitty' in my mind. :)

Katie Mills said...

what is your real name? I keep thinking of you as Old Kitty. LOL

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

MOL....just be thankful you are called such beautiful names!!!!!! It could be so much worse!!!!!!!!

Wonderful pic of you, handsome Charlie....love to both of you.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Sounds like you have an adventurous time over there. My life is full of kids and school. ;)

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Chris Phillips said...

Just correct them with a different name each time until they give up.

the writing pad said...

People have called me Kylie in the past (despite my age!). Atleast this starts with the same letter as my own - unlike your B names! Still, as Will (or was it Wilf?) said, whats in a name... As long as your neighbour's nice - and it seems she is :-)
Have a great Easter
All best, Karla

The Golden Eagle said...

Two "B" words by two different people?! Wow.

It does seem like there should be a story in there somewhere, doesn't it? :D

Munir said...

I am sure you will be able to create a cute story, you seem to be very creative. I like
PAW paratzzi !

Cloon said...

I thinks that names starting with "B" are good ones...all the nicknames my Human has for me start with "B". Pass a hi to Charlie!

Hart Johnson said...

I think going with Belinda sounds pretty good... always good to be flexible.

And Charlie-Cali doesn't like all the pawparazzi either--she closes her eyes for the flash.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

LOL. That's funny. And that is THE cutest Charlie picture!!! :-)

Margo Berendsen said...

I really do like that name Belinda. Usually if people get my name wrong, they go with Margaret, which I DO NOT like. Not for me, at any rate! But yeah, it's good story material! I try to think that about all the unfortunate things and faux pas in life!

The Words Crafter said...

That's funny! I've been called Betty and Betsy, but not in a while. The kids in my class slip and call me mommy sometimes, lol!