Little Johnny and Little Suzy

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  1. greendream

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    I honestly get so sick of hearing "Little Johnny" and "Little Suzy" in every hypothetical discussion about education. When I attend professional development, I hear it about 200 times per workshop.

    Can we get some new placeholder names? How about Little Jayden and Little Bella? Wouldn't that be more 21st century?:D
     
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    A teacher I work with has a son named Johnny and he was a handful. So, yeah, she wishes they would use another name than Johnny.
     
  4. 2ndTimeAround

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    depends on where you live.

    I'll stick with Johnny and Suzy.
     
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    If I were to list things I'd like to change, this wouldn't even make the list. There are a lot more important things that need to be updated first.
     
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    Bella? Lol! I wonder how many students in the next few decades will come into the classroom with Twilight and Hunger Games names.
     
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    :yeahthat:

    i think we use johnny and susie b/c it immediately lets you know it's hypothetical and (usually) not a real kid. i also say ''billy'', ''sally'' and ''jane''. I feel if we get new names pretty soon ''Little Bella'' or ''Little katnis'' will be just as played out/overused.

    :2cents:
     
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    Does anybody actually know any kids named Johnny or Suzy? John, sure. Johnny, nope. Suzy's a cute name, though. I predict a comeback.
     
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    My cousin Johnathan has been called Johnny all his life (he's in his late 20s now). I've never known a Suzie, just a couple girls named Susan.
     
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    I just make up whatever I feel like. "Gabe" is a favorite of mine so I use it sometimes.
     
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    I knew a couple in high school named Suzy and Gabe. I don't think that the shenanigans they got into would make for a good G-rated class example, though. :)
     
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    I know a couple Gabes IRL. One was a good kid, the other had some maturing to do. I still love the name though.

    Of course, Johnny makes me think of Johnny Depp and Dirty Dancing. I say use whatever name makes you happy. Putting it in quotes clearly denotes it's not the child's real name.
     
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    When I was a founding sister of my sorority and we had an advisor from the national office leading us through our first Formal Rush, she kept referring to "Susie Rushee". Drove ALL of us nuts. Cannot hear that name as an example without a wince and a giggle.
     
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    Sophia and Caleb. How's that. Those are the 2 names I keep hearing that are getting on my nerves LOL
     
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    Little Katnis LOL
     
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    I've had a Johnny every year. I'm sure they'll be called John as they get older. No Suzy yet.
     
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    Dakota and Dakota?
     
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    Yup...I know both...this isn't something that bothers me.
     
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    ;) You know it'll happen
     
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    I made the mistake of telling my middle son one of the other names we were considering for him before he was born -- "Ace".

    Now he demands that we legally change his name! (no, we're not going to. If he really wants the name Ace he can wait until he's 18)

    His other idea was to change his name to "The King"... so that teachers would have to call roll and say "Is The King here?"
     
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    This isn't something that gets under my skin (I've never even thought about it, tbh) but I can understand it being someone's pet peeve.

    Also, a little bit off topic (sorry!) but related: my SO is from a different English speaking country. I introduced him to Law and Order SVU and at the end of one episode he said "didn't you think it was weird that the detectives just decided to name the little boy John Doe?" haha I was dying.
     
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    I know a kid named John who goes by Johnny.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I've had two boys named Prince. Once girl named Prince. Several girls named Princess. A girl named something that when pronounced was YourMajesty.

    And I had a boy named Master. He got picked on A LOT for that as a child so he went by a nickname - some form of his middle name. Everyone, including his mother called him by his nickname. Halfway through a parent meeting with her I called him by his nickname. She threw a fit. Wanted me to use "Master." Said if she ever found out I talked to him using his nickname she was gonna sue the whole school! lol. The computer teacher had called him by his nickname throughout the meeting and that was just fine. Turned out to be a race thing - she named him Master so white people in authority had to say Master to him to "make things right" for her people. Poor kid :(
     
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    Names themselves I'm ok with, but it's the spellings that get me. My name is spelled uniquely; consequently growing up I never had personalized pencils or a license plate for my bicycle, or anything fun like that. When we had my first daughter I told my hubby I wanted her name spelled as normally as possible. Well, that normal has now become the unique.

    Do you know how many ways there is to spell the ending -ley?

    -ley
    -lee
    -leigh
    -lei
    -lea
    -ligh
    -leey
    -ly

    Consequently, my poor daughter never has personalized pencils either. Boo!
     
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    Very funny, 3sons. I had a family of 3 siblings (different years, but close) who each had a long e sounding first name, each spelled with a different ending. Heaven forbid if you mixed up the spelling of the ending.
     
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    :lol: 3Sons, I like the way that boy things!

    2ndTime~I feel for that little boy. :(
     
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    A co-worker of mine has 2 girls and the spelling of their names has me shaking my head. She complained the doctor's office spelled her name wrong on her prescription LOL I wonder why!!
     

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