I have an especially hard last name. It's italian, long, and difficult for most people to say. Is it appropriate for me to shorten my name? For instance, could I request my students to call me Miss G or even go as far as to be called Miss Jennifer? I'll be teaching (hopefully) 4th or 5th grade. It's just that I've known some people my entire life who still can't say my last name. Anybody have any thoughts on this?