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Old 07-29-2017, 08:00 AM
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You don't have to shorten it if you don't want to! I wish I remembered where I read it but I've read literature to the effect that students learning to say teachers' names and teachers learning to say students' names correctly is a way of showing respect, both personal and cross-cultural.

Maybe break it into syllables and teach the kids how to say it.

Be OK with minor mispronunciations (I physically can't roll my rs and have to compensate with my tongueI didn't even know this was a thing until I studied languages in high school).

The key point is, you want to be called your name.
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