Hi all, As you can see from my username I have a rather odd surname (Lickiss), which personally I am quite proud of, however, there are endless ways in which to bastardise it...some of the more colourful ones are not suitable for this forum. I'm sure you can think of a few...I've heard them all! Anyway, I'm slightly concerned about it. I don't want to have to deal with any name calling aimed towards me. So far I've not had any problems since my placement school is very nice and the children are too polite for that and the other school that I work at has my mother as deputy head, which works in my favour. I'm starting a new job this August as an LSA and I was toying with the idea of taking my mother's maiden name (Connolly) as my professional name. Have any of you done this or know anyone who has? Is it a good idea or should I just not bother?