Notes

One way this is played is to repeat the following game over and over:

Adult: What's Your Name?
Child: Puddin Tane.
Ask me again
And I'll tell you the same!

Another Version:

What's your name?
Pudding Tame
Ask me again and
I'll tell you the same!
Where do you live?
In a sieve.
What's your number?
Cucumber.

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Lisa Vicek wrote:

Hi, my grandmother, a Montana homesteader from Minnesota, born in 1889 used to say:

What's your name?
Response: Charley Brown
Ask me again and I'll knock you down.

What's your name?
Puddin n Tame
Ask me again and I'll tell you the same.

We would giggle and giggle and ask her over and over.

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I found reference to the first part of this rhyme in "Notes and Queries" from 1885. It says the name "Pudding of Thame" was the name of a devil.

According to Yahoo Answers, this formula was said in a Little Rascals episode.

According to Urban Dictionary, this is used when someone can't remember your name.

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There's another version of this rhyme called, "What's Your Name? Mary Jane.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Barbara Huet for sharing her mother's version of this rhyme! Thanks to Lisa Vicek for sharing her grandmother's version!