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    Does it annoy anyone else in a professional capacity? We have a high number of Asian pupils with traditional names, however to add a bit of uniqueness they all seem to spell the same name differently.

    IE
    Aisha
    Ayesha
    Ashah
    Aishah
    Aiysha
    Aisyah

    All pronounced the same, but a pain when trying to find a specific pupil in AD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamH View Post
    Does it annoy anyone else in a professional capacity? We have a high number of Asian pupils with traditional names, however to add a bit of uniqueness they all seem to spell the same name differently.

    IE
    Aisha
    Ayesha
    Ashah
    Aishah
    Aiysha
    Aisyah

    All pronounced the same, but a pain when trying to find a specific pupil in AD.
    Yep we get these a lot:

    Anwar
    Hussain
    Khan
    Patel

    all spelt with different variations!

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    Wayne Rooney has named his son Klay Anthony Rooney.

    Wayne said his initials spell out where he was conceived.

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    There was a girl called Reality in a school I did some work for a few years back.

    Does Social Services not have a chat with the parents when they come up with novel names??

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    A girl was genuinely called "Princess-Consuella" (she also had 4 middle names and went by the first which was Heather).

    Not even joking, and she knew she was named from Friends where Phoebe called herself Princess Consuella Banana Hammock!

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    We have a Richard Head on the staff.

    A year or so back, I caught some trashy documentary on BBC3, which featured a mother screaming at her kid "Armani, blah blah blah." As she was clearly a chav, I think TK Maxx would have been a more appropriate name!

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    Drew peacock is one of my favourites. We also have a kid called Tiger Cox.

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    We have had Ocean, and Seven, and currently have Robbie Williams
    Never mind "ethnic" names being spelled oddly, no parent seems to be able to spell Kieran (Kieron? Kieren?)
    We do have an Armani (it's a boy) whose brother is called Devante

    Mind you, my son is called Zoran - which is a perfectly good Serbian name and goes well with mrwITch's Serbian surname. Most people, knowing that we love Sci-fi, think we made it up!!

    *@Zourous - is your Tiger a boy or a girl? We have a Tyger who is female

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    Not completely sure, i've just seen them on AD, but I think i've heard a reference to him being male.

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    Zoran ?? How do you sleep at night !

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Mind you, my son is called Zoran
    I forsee a future in IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    Zoran ?? How do you sleep at night !
    What's the problem? It's a perfectly reasonable name. Easy to pronounce and spell, too. He loves his name and when he was young, if anyone mentioned it he would point out that their name was shared with lots of others but his wasn't (well, not in this country). Had we an English surname I wouldn't have done it because to my mind, that just sounds silly, but as we have the Serbian surname as well, it sounds right.
    His name makes him memorable, too (mind you, he's 6ft 2, built like a barn and has red hair which helps)

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    I forsee a future in IT.

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    Unfortunately not - he's an engineering geologist

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Unfortunately not - he's an engineering geologist
    BLASPHEMY!


    Apparently, that pays pretty well.

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    We have a student named Precious which seems a bit odd to me. Maybe the father's called Gollum.

    meldrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meldrew View Post
    We have a student named Precious which seems a bit odd to me. Maybe the father's called Gollum.

    meldrew
    Precious McKenzie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I have a signed photo of him somewhere.

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