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Teacher won't use DDs preferred name Edit added

Anonymous
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I posted this earlier and it seems it didn't post.

Dd prefers a name other than her first name. Or rather her first name and middle initial. It is what we have ALWAYS called her. The teacher insists on usin first name and last initial. It drives dd crazy because she has never used that. She has been in a class with another Hannah before. She used first name middle initial. This teacher says it is too hard to remember. Dd says it is too hard to remember the new combo and always thinks teacher is talking to other Hannah.

Should dd just adjust? Should Teacher respect DDs wishes? Or something else?


She has always gone by Hannah B. Even if she was the only Hannah. The entire family calls her Hannah B. She has always gone by the name since birth. She is in 4th grade. On her papers she has always written Hannah B last name. Like a Joseph migh go by Joey. She goes by Hannah B. The teacher asked for preferred names. This is what we wrote on her name tag for her desk. It is what every other teacher in the school calls her. Except her classroom teacher. She won't use it because she says it is too hard to remember.

And one detail I realized I didn't mention. DH is adopting dd so her last name is changing before the end of the year as it is. Just waiting on bio to relinquish rights.
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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beerebelly
by on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:13 PM

 What is the name?

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:13 PM
She should call her by her nickname.
lauren.m
by Platinum Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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In school they use first and last names thats just what they do and dd will have to get over it
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM

What is dd's real name? What is the name she wants to be called?

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM

So the teacher insists on calling her Hannah? What does she want to be called?

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM

The Teacher should go by the name  you registered her as. WHAT name did you put on the school registration papers????


Hannahluvsdogs
by Ruby Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:15 PM

This

Quoting lauren.m:

In school they use first and last names thats just what they do and dd will have to get over it


two4one
by Platinum Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:15 PM

WHile I personally woulddo as the student asks in this situation, she will eventually get used to it.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 13, 2012 at 8:17 PM
Her name is Hannah. She wants Hannah B because there are two Hannahs in her class. They call her Hannah L. She has never gone by that. It has always been Hannah B. she is in 4 th grade.


Quoting Anonymous:

What is dd's real name? What is the name she wants to be called?


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