Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Questions on examining a Class List

Is that Samantha, Sam, Sami, Sammie, or something entirely different?

How about Edward? Ed, Eddie, Ted, Teddy, Ward?

No, William, I won't call you Squilliam, despite the SpongBob reference. Will, Bill, Willy, Billy, or anything like it will do. And Jake? No, "the Snake" is not an appropriate school nickname.

Does Dominic go by Dom, Nick, Nicky, or Domo? If Benjamin can be Benjie, I suppose Dom could be Domi.

Elizabeth is Ella, not Lizzy or Beth. Isabel is Izzy, and Christopher is Topher, not Chris.

How about Clayton and Carlton? Clay & Carl? Or not? Oh, wait, one of them goes by CJ.

How many Ashleys and Emilys can there be in one grade?

Then we get the creative spellings. I don't even want to go there.

But after I master the name game, we're good. I hope and plan that we're ready for a good year.


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Blogger Green Bean said...

What a hoot!

9/02/2009 11:36 PM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ack! It's the names more than anything that makes a gal crazy! That's why I tried to get suck up points right away for my sons by naming them Travis, Brent and Greg. Unique, but not strange.

9/03/2009 9:30 AM  
Blogger Over Coffee - the green edition said...

The creative spellings are difficult on other parents too...luckily teachers send out Valentine Names Spelled Correctly lists ;-)

9/04/2009 11:23 AM  

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