Know something I find weird and kinda interesting?
I mess up my kids names, starting with one's and then realising I'm doing it wrong and switching mid word. I'll also call randomly use the dog, the man (oh how he hates that) and the boy's names. We're hanging out with a friend's kid whose also a friend right now, he's almost 11.
What interests me about this is that I, and most adults, will misassign names to kids and siblings etc... (I have been known to call eldest by my sister's name for example) fairly often, but I believe that we mostly err within gender boundries. What I am trying to say is that I will mess up boys names within boys (including the dog) and girls names within girls, but rarely do I assign boys names to girls or vice versa, indeed I think I could count that on one hand.
It seems odd to me, or interesting, that we (or at least I) filter name searches so strongly through gender...even with family.