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Old 08-26-2019, 06:13 AM
 
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School hasn't started here yet, but I see on my class list for one of my students the parents put down that they want him (her?) to be called by the middle name. What's up with that? Has anyone encountered something like this where the child uses his/her middle name?


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Old 08-26-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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Yes....my fatherís Brothers and sisters and self all went by their middle names. Apparently itís an Irish thing.

I once had a child whose full name consisted of three very generic names. Think Michael Robert James. At kinder meet and greet, mom told me they wanted him to be called Robert. His enrollment form had his first name as John. Kid said his name was Bobby. I referred to him (privately) as John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith.
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My Son's name is John Curtis Wilson Coopsgrammy - we made everyone happy. However, he goes by Curtis, because his dad's name is John. I grew up in a house with a Rick and a Dick, I had a daughter named Katie and a dog named Lady...I was not having two Johns.

One of Curtis' teachers in middle school insisted on calling him "John", and gave him detention several times when he didn't respond. He honestly didn't know he was being spoken to.

Funny - when he was about 5, if we called him by his "in trouble name" - John Curtis Wilson Coopsgrammy - he asked "How come every time I'm in trouble, daddy is in trouble, too?!" Poor kid - he is 30 now and has five aliases on his passport.
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Has anyone encountered something like this where the child uses his/her middle name?
Lots of times! And some kids go by totally different names than their birth names. I can learn them, but it's hard on subs because the powerschool won't let me change it on the roster.
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Going by a middle name is not unusual at all.


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My son is a Jr. Dad’s name is John Robert. Son is John Robert, Jr. we didn’t want things confused with two Johns — so my son goes by Robert. I find this quite common with Juniors.

My mom was named after her mom. Grandma was Mary. Mom was Mary Elizabeth. Again, not wanting the confusion of 2 Marys, mom went by the name Elizabeth.

I ‘m a little surprised that you are surprised.
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I'm also surprised that you are surprised! I know people who go by their middle names, and not because they're a junior or anything. Just because
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Has anyone encountered something like this where the child uses his/her middle name?
Yes, definitely.

Quite often, it's a junior going by a middle so as not to be confused with dad.

I also knew a Mary Christine in school who went by Chrissy. (And Mary Margaret would go by Maggie, and so on... Otherwise, there were just too many Marys!)
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I'm also surprised that you are surprised!
Same here. I get at least 2-3 kids every year that go by their middle name.
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