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May 29th, 2012 08:25 PM #56
I'm back because the kids and I were talking about nicknames today. There's 2 Dylan's in my group so I was talking to one about calling him DJ and Seth and Luke said "You could call us by our first names for a while" They only go by their middle names, but have been wanting to go by their first names and it reminded me that I was one of those mean teachers who insisted they were wrong about their own names.
When I first found out Seth and Luke weren't their real names, we were doing a project involving the meaning of their names. I said "Okay Seth, your first name means" and he interrupts to say "No Mrs. Angel, my first name is Benjamin, not Seth." I looked at him and said "Do you mean your middle name is Benjamin? Because your first name is Seth" He argues and I say "Seth, it's right here on my roll as Seth C------" and he says "Yea but my mom wanted to name us Seth but she couldn't find a middle name she liked with it, so I'm Benjamin Seth. Luke's the same, he's Brendan Luke"
I feel bad now for arguing with him for like 5 minutes. I guess everyone does it sometimes ^_^Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^
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May 30th, 2012 12:43 PM #58Junior Member
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Mom named me Sierra before it became super popular. I got called Sara constantly but that wasn't a huge deal. Finally though, to cut down on confusion, I started introducing myself as "My name is Sierra, like the mountains". I got called everything from Sahara to Shendandoah after that. Seriously, it isn't pick a landform!
I think my Dad has one of the worst stories I've heard though. He got his final grade in his final class in college and saw he failed. He went immediately to the professor who told him that he had never come to class so she failed him. He said that he was there every day and never heard her call his name. Turns out she was completely butchering his name; his name is Coy and she was saying Kam. He finally got mad and said she couldn't fail him because she couldn't pronounce his name!Obsessed with names since...forever. TTC now, so even more obsessed.
June 29th, 2012 04:48 PM #60
With my first name, it happens in terms of spelling. In elementary school I got a note from a boy, and he spelled my name Atheno. I was a reading buddy for a deaf girl, and when she signed my name, it was Athina. Those were both head scratchers. I always thought my name was easy to spell. Oh! And in my yearbook this year, a person who I sepnt a lot of class time with, spelt my name Athenia.
My last name is the most butchered part of my name. It's lengthy and French when most of the names in my town are short, or English. I've never thought it was that hard to say. it's pronounced like it's spelled! But I've had teacher after teacher butcher my last name. It's pronounced all-eh-mond. But I've gotten: All-ee-mAnd, almond, Ail-ih-mand, All-eh-man-ya (which is how it's pronounced in Spanish?) and Alley-mond-ey (I'm pretty sure that's a joke.) Roll call on the first day of school is never fun.
Oh well. I've accepted it!
Last edited by aj_bear; July 8th, 2012 at 04:57 PM. Reason: Middle name not so important, last name is!-Athena
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July 2nd, 2012 06:13 AM #62Senior Member
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I've had teachers insist my name is spelled with a y. I know that's the more common spelling and I don't mind correcting people when they do it the first time they write it. But if I say it's spelled with an i, it's an i.http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9812414
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July 5th, 2012 06:51 PM #64Senior Member
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My first name is Mercedes and my last name also ends in s. I had many teachers who removed the "s" on both names. People also try to say Merseeds and Merchaydies and Markaties.
My nickname is Sadie. Many people ask how you get Sadie out of Mercedes. It seems simple to me. Teachers ALWAYS spell it wrong too: Saydee, Cede, Saydie, Sade, etc.
When I was in highschool, the administration somehow mixed up my middle name. My middle name is Merrick but they had it as Shanade. My first highschool ID had Mercedes S. _____ instead of Mercedes M. _____