Kids picking their call name
My older child, Raymond-called-Ray, started kindergarten a few weeks ago. Before, at his preschool, the teachers asked for a child's call name and used that only -- so he was always Ray at school, just as his sister, Margaret-called-Daisy, is Daisy at school.
His kindergarten asks only for legal name, and although we introduced him to his teacher as Ray, they use "Raymond" for most things at school. I remember from my own schooldays multiple classmates who were called full names by the teachers (Jennifer, Suzanna, Megan) and another thing by their friends (Jen, Zan, Meg). I assumed Ray would do the same, but no! He's been asking his classmates to use his full name, so all the kids in his class call him "Raymond". That, I did not expect.
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:24am