This baby name story actually involves perfectly common names, but it fit here.
Several years ago, my mom reconnected with a distant cousin-by-marriage who lives overseas.
Mom and cousin have recently been exchanging genealogy information.
Mom forwarded these to me because Mr. Dragon is also working on family genealogy.
In one email, my mom mentioned that she had a son, "John Alexander".
I called mom and said "Am I going nuts here or something? I could have sworn John's middle name was Andrew
and that it was David
who was David Alexander.
My mom laughed and admitted that yes, she had typed my brother's name wrong
when she sent it to cousin. She will send a correction.
My parents only have four kids, and we all have nice, normal names (aside from the fact that I spelled my own middle name wrong for 10 years because that's how my mother said it was spelled!) so it's not like we are all Yewneek or anything.
I just had to laugh and take this as a lesson in baby naming!