Hi there, I have an unusual problem, due to my unusual name. I am obviously not going to post my real name, but it is a Welsh name, and I have just moved to a new job in a new city, where my name is apparently slang. The kids use it when they are mocking another student, along the lines of "oh you're such a _____" ... "Give me back my bag you _____" Another teacher told me that there used to be a girl in the school with the same name who came from a very poor background, she was unhygienic and mentally unstable, and she was badly bullied, and the students began using it to mock other students. I didn't know this and so identified myself to my students using my real name. Now I am in a situation where I can hear the children mocking each other on the corridors using my name and then looking to me for a reaction. So far I have been able pretend I didn't hear it, but the students are saying it louder and louder when I am around.. Anyone have any advice? Please keep in mind that I have been working at the school for a month, and my contract ends in July. I would like to reapply for next year, and so I want to keep the principal on my side. The students are also the type that won't simply take "please don't say that anymore" as an answer.