I am in a dilemma with a student's name. Apparently Mom Smith and Dad Jones had child 1 'Bob Jones' Mom Smith and Dad Jones separate but have child 2 'Tom Smith' confused: Mom and Dad reunite and have child 3 'Sam Jones'. Well mom informs me that the second child only knows himself as 'Tom Jones' even though it isn't official. Apparently it's too much $$$ to change his name and she never plans to change it. Keep in mind that Mom and Dad are not married and he is carrying a matching name of his mother. Something I think he should be proud of. So I think it is only appropriate that 'Tom Smith' uses his official name. Our principal and his former teachers tell me not to make an issue of it as it is a personal family issue. But it's hard for me to not encourage this child to respect his name and appreciate himself. :help: What are your thoughts?