Lateral Thinking Riddles

Lateral thinking puzzles involve solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious, thinking out of the box and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.

Same as My Mummy

Henry walked down the street and bumped into his old friend from university.

“I haven’t seen you for ages! I’ve married someone you wouldn’t know.” said the young friend . “This is our daughter!”

“And what’s your name, girl?” Henry asked the little girl who was holding his friend’s hand.

“It’s the same as my mummy!” Said the girl. “Oh so it’s Teagan, is it?” Henry asked.

He was right! How did he know the girl’s name?

Riddle Answer