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Discussion in 'Personal' started by albertdog, Feb 28, 2012.
Zane Fletcher Christian
I've also had a Prince and Princess, no relation though
I've taught a Precious Jewel
and a Flower
Not all in the same school
Juanita (pronounced Juneeta)
and my old class-mate, Annette Ball.
A friend did supply at a school where there was a Vietnamese lad called Phuc. She decided to pronounce it Phun. Bless.
Ooh I forgot -we also had a Chelsea, Paris and India from the same family.
The prize for the best name at the first school I taught at I would award to Brenton Dyke. I'm sure he must share it with a geographical feature somewhere on this planet.
At my second school we had a Clarissa Crump (all she needed was a chum called Lettice Leaf and we'd have been in the realms of Malory Towers).
As unbelievable as it sounds, I assure you this is true!
My OH's Dad is a Fostering and Adoption Social Worker and he told us a story about a family he went to visit who already had a son and wanted to foster another child. They introduced their son as "Gooey", OH's Dad asked for them to repeat it, again they said "Gooey".
OH's Dad said "Gooey.... what an interesting name. How do you spell that?"
The parent replied "G - U - Y".
A colleague of mine recalls a Porsha. Not for Portia in Shakespeare, but for the car.
Were his middle names Ice and Baby?
A boy with the middle name "Skywalker" First name was Luke.
Gordon, to be pronounced "Jordan"
Tea - pronounced Tee-a
I've taught a Jovi.
Also have taught a Blessing, a Scientist and a Comfort.
Did have a girl in my form called Neet.
Have lots of Mohammed Mohammeds
Forgot about John Barnes.
The fun starts when you have 8 out of 12 students called Mohammed and 3 are Mohammed Mohammed. In Islam the 2nd name is that of the father so you may teach a Jameela Mohammed or a Mohamedda Mohammed.
Off topic, but related to LR's post -
I once taught a class with 4 Daniels, a Danny, 2 Danielles and a Donyella. Plus, 3 Sams, 4 Samanthas and a Sammy.
Two of the Daniels were Daniel Ian Jones, 3 of the Samanthas had long ginger hair, and three children in the class had the initials SAT.
However, it had an advantage - I could just give an instruction to "Sam and Dan's table" - and all kids responded.
Taught a girl whose surname was Duff in an 'interesting' school.
When calling the register, all the boys shouted UP THE before I said her last name.
John the Baptist
last two are just the first names...
This thread: what NOT to read when supervising CAs in absolute silence!
Had an Audi, Charleee (yes, there were three es) and Tiger-Lily on teaching practice. My OHs mum also used to teach a Harvey Davidson.
A friend of a friend taught a Da'End....because he was his parents 9th and last child
Love all these......
When supply teaching taught a Tad, when I asked about this it turned out the full name was Tadpole! Poor child!
In the same school were a Blonboy, Queenie and Princess, large traveller intake.
In another school taught a Glorygod known as Glory as mum said he needed to "grow into" the god part!!
Elvis. Dennis Taylor and Wale (pronounced wally) were some other great ones!
We had a family where the kids were called 'Three', 'Five' and 'Eleven'! How odd was that?
We have the following restrictions according to the Births, Deaths & Marriages Act. You cannot give your child a name if it:
1) Is obscene of offensive
2) Cannot be established by repute or usage
3) If it's too long
4) If it contains symbols without phoentic significance
5) It is contrary to public interest
6) It contains an official title or rank recognised in Australia
so that last one would present a problem to those wanting to call their daughters Princess (thank God! I can't stand little cutesy names for girls, makes me want to vomit)
And #3 might present a challenge to some of our Sri Lankan immigrants, some of who seem to have very long names.
I think #2 is an attempt to stop people calling their child 'Quntus' or 'Burberry' or Wardrobe or Coathanger by insisting that it is a common name where they come from or that it is a long, standing family tradition
#5 is interesting.....presuming that they don't want people naming their child Klu Klux Klan Rules or something?