Are middle names made fun of in school by students?

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  1. viraljain

    viraljain New Member

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    All: Thanks to you all I was able to finalize my daughter's first name. Of the four names I had listed here in a thread I opened ealier in this forum - we chose 'Prisha' to be our daughter's first name. Not knowing anything about elementary & high school life here in US - your opinions were a great help with naming my baby and therefore want to thank all of you. We are scheduled to deliver the baby on Sep 7th - just 6 days away now!! :)

    So, the question I now have for you guys is: Is middle name something that can be made fun of as well? I ask because per Indian tradition - my daughter's middle name would be my first name - which is 'Viral' pronounced as 'Vee-ral'. But the obvious problem is it can be made fun of easily. You all being so close to students all day - I think are the best people to seek advice from. If middle names are made fun of as well - then I will think of another middle name for my daugther. :)

    PS: Our family last name is Jain.

    THANKS A TON IN ADVANCE!
     
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  3. OneBerry

    OneBerry Comrade

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    Speaking for my own experience, I don't think most of the students even know each other's middle names, much less make fun of them.
     
  4. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    This has been my experience as well.

    Your daughter will have a beautiful name! Congratulations!
     
  5. MsMar

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    I haven't a clue what any of my student's middle names are. I wouldn't worry about it at all. And BTW I think the name you have chosen is beautiful!
     
  6. mb_teacher

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    My kids barely know each others last names! haha
    So, I wouldn't worry too much about the middle name.

    Congrats on your child!
     
  7. Emily Bronte

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    I have never heard of anyone's middle name being made fun of. Most kids don't share them.
     
  8. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

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    Most of my kids don't know them. And I feel like if they let them slip, then they automatically make fun of them for no reason. "haha, you middle name is donald. heh. Donald." And then they call the kid Donald all day even though it's a totally standard American name. That's mostly with boys though.
     
  9. Rebel1

    Rebel1 Connoisseur

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    Congrats!
    Her middle name would end up as just a middle initial anyway,
    so a lot of the children won't even know what it is.
    Rebel1
     
  10. Tasha

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    I don't think most other kids would know what it is either.
     
  11. Mrs. Q

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    Most kids don't know, until they all start sharing one day. And then EVERYONE gets made fun of for their middle name. And then it's over. :)
     

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