My DH was telling me that he had a luncheon with his boss, the bosses wife, and about 6 other people on the team yesterday. During the course of the meal, a couple of times the wife called her husband a name they didn't recognize. My DH said that he really didn't think much about it and chalked it up to being a middle or nickname.
After lunch the wife left. My DH said that he boss told them all to excuse his wife. When my DH asked why, he told him, "Because she kept calling me by her exhusbands name and I appreciate that no one questioned it".
My DH said, no one had been the wiser before that, like him they thought it might have been a middle name or a pet name, but after the boss made mention of it, it made for a very awkward afternoon.
I cannot imagine ever calling my DH by the ex-DH's name. Have you ever called someone by the wrong name making for an awkward situation?