So my cousin is due with her first baby in early June. She is 50% German and 50% Polish but has always been extremely into the fake tan, dying her hair black, fake Italian look and she wants to baby to pass as Italian as well so she's going to give her an Italian first name. This has gotten me thinking about names, the impression they give, and how hard it is to name your children when you are a teacher. My name is typically more popular among Hispanic or African American women but I am white. I have always been profiled by others due to my name before seeing them face to face. It has caused trouble during my life but not enough that I dislike my name or would change my name. More over, as teachers we typically build mental images of names based on students we previously had. I've heard from other teachers that this can make it difficult to choose a name. I am wondering if any of these factors has altered or influenced what you have or will name your children. Also, if you don't mind would you share your children's names? If you do mind, I completely understand!