(Closed) One of my students started signing her papers La-a…

posted 5 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

facepalm indeed. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Wow. Just wow. How old is she? That stupid La-a story just makes me want to scream every single time I read it. No sage advice on if you should talk to her or not, but I will share a facepalm with you.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t know what La-a is but I will look it up.

I would talk to her though but not to point out that there’s a problem with her name, yet.  I would start by asking her why she changed her name, what it means to her etc etc. 

Then you’d know what it’s about without jumping to conclusions…kids hate being accused of things…well all people hate being accused of things lol. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about so maybe she doesn’t understand it either.  🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had a customer with that name. She said it was LA-A on her birth certificate so I was just like whatever… lol

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I wouldn’t talk to her about it- I think she probably would be mortified. And some people really are named that.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think I would just let it be. I didn’t know about the urban legend before the bee. I am assuming (hoping?) that she doesn’t understand the racial meaning behind it either, so she doesn’t mean any harm by it. Unless another student expresses that this bothers them, I would leave it alone. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What would I do? Take off points on her assignments! The same as I would if someone continutally left off their name or wrote the wrong name. BUT, I teach college age kids, so they are old enough to handle a little more tough love than a 13 year old.

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee

Honestly I really don’t think it’s your place to call her out on it.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would just ask her to write her name the way it appears on her birth certificate.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Tell her that you expect her to write her full name on her papers and that abbreviated names (not regular nickname, like Jennifer/Jen) aren’t acceptable.  Ugh.  Facepalm is right.

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