So I have a Kiddo in my class. He has very severe ADHD, but is very bright and holds his own academically. However, like many second graders, he still has a few minor bugs to work out in his work. One of them involves writing his letters. He still reverses a few letters, as do others, and from my research I hear this is nothing to worry about until 3rd grade. However, he rarely uses a certain lower case letter. have convinced him to heed reminders to use this when a capital is not needed, but he also has letter in the middle of his name. He always capitalizes it. Always. After I noticed my instruction and reminders weren't working, I asked him about. He said his name was supposed to be spelled with a capital in the middle. Since his name is unusual and we live in Utah, land of unusual names, I took his word for it and double-checked my student information to see if I had in a hallucination misread his name. No, student data has his name with only the customary capital beginning the name. Well, I had a student last year whose mom spent the better part of two years trying to get his name spelled correctly in the system, so I convinced myself it was the school database's fault. KiDdo insists his mom writes his name as KiDdo. Except, due to his severe ADHD, I'm always emailing Mom and she has never spelled his name KiDdo in our communication. Finally, I asked her point-blank, and she says she has no idea where he got this idea from. Neither of us can get him to spell his name with out that confounded capital smack in the middle of it. So... we have an otherwise bright student who is in 2nd grade, is reversing other letters, and also deals with severe distraction issues. And ultimately and eventually have the right to do whatever he wants with his name. And yes, he also often capitalizes this letter in other words. Should I let this go as a developmental thing, a personal choice, or continue to focus on it with him?