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I wish that the teacher Joy had in 8th grade had your attitude.  I had to write a note to get her to call Joy by her name.  The teacher kept insisting that Joy wasn't her "real" name; it had to be Joyce despite the fact that we  had registered Joy as Joy and that was what was on the attendance sheet.  Joy got tired to correcting her and just stopped saying "here" during roll call because the teacher would call out Joyce instead of Joy.  Hence the note along with a call to the principle.

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I wish that the teacher Joy had in 8th grade had your attitude.  I had to write a note to get her to call Joy by her name.  The teacher kept insisting that Joy wasn't her "real" name; it had to be Joyce despite the fact that we  had registered Joy as Joy and that was what was on the attendance sheet.  Joy got tired to correcting her and just stopped saying "here" during roll call because the teacher would call out Joyce instead of Joy.  Hence the note along with a call to the principle.


Wow, what a rude teacher. Why would she care so much? Would she refuse to call a Michael "Mike" if that's what he wanted to go by or did she just have a weird hang-up about Joy, I wonder. 

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I wish that the teacher Joy had in 8th grade had your attitude.  I had to write a note to get her to call Joy by her name.  The teacher kept insisting that Joy wasn't her "real" name; it had to be Joyce despite the fact that we  had registered Joy as Joy and that was what was on the attendance sheet.  Joy got tired to correcting her and just stopped saying "here" during roll call because the teacher would call out Joyce instead of Joy.  Hence the note along with a call to the principle.


Wow, what a rude teacher. Why would she care so much? Would she refuse to call a Michael "Mike" if that's what he wanted to go by or did she just have a weird hang-up about Joy, I wonder. 


Have no idea.  Joy had 2 obnoxious teachers that year.  Her History teacher was no better.  His stated purpose in open house to the parents was to teach the students tolerance of other ethnic groups not teach US History. Not a great start for a student and family who already had a wide range of ethnic friends and family members.  And a love and knowledge of  history.  His method of keeping control of the class was no better; to shame and embarrass the kids into behaving.  Early in the year, he called on Joy to tell the class about the Stamp Act because she had been talking to the girl who sat behind her in class.  Granted Joy should have been paying attention to the teacher instead of talking to her neighbor.  She not only gave him the what the book and his lecture had but more besides.  8th grade was the first year she was in a classroom.  She had been home schooled up to that point.  The teacher left her alone the rest of the year and the girl behind her in class became her best friend.

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My full name is Catherine, but I have always gone by Kate. I HATE being called Katie, but my mother has always called me that, so my relatives usually do too. Sometimes when I meet someone new, they start calling me Katie, and I immediately correct them-it is like nails down a chalkboard to me.

 

My daughter's name is Eleanor, and people always ask me if she has a nickname, and I tell them no, just Eleanor. I don't like Ellie, although Ella would be ok-if she liked it.  Sometimes my neighbor calls her El, which is fine too..(She has a niece named Eleanor and I think that is what they call her sometimes).

 

I don't think it is a trivial matter, names are very important and I find myself liking people less when they insist on calling me by the wrong name.

 

I like middle names, but I don't use mine except on legal documents. In my family everyone has the same first name-mother/daughter, father/son, so middle names are important, as they distinguish parent from child..But I don't think it is absolutely necessary. Most of my relatives are Catholic and they use their confirmation names as middle names, most Irish families do it that way.

 

My brother and I were both given middle names at birth, which is unusual in my family. My brother was named after both his grandfathers, and my father liked the alliteration of Catherine Anne, so that is why I got a middle name. Since I was never confirmed, it worked out well.

 

ETA: my daughter has a middle name, which is Catherine, a bow to the family tradition of naming first daughter after her mother...My mother was unhappy that Catherine was going to be her middle name instead of her first name! I just mention this because people are so weird about naming. If her first name had been Catherine, she would be the fourth Catherine in a row.

 

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