I cannot believe someone had the gall to even THINK this thought. WTF is wrong with people? Swistle is WAY nicer in her response than I ever would have been.
I have a naming issue. It?s not a baby-naming issue, since the baby girl in question has now grown to school age. My daughter?s name is Eve. One of the reasons I chose it is because it?s so short you can?t make a nickname from it! Also I did think it would be unusual. I understand that it has gone up the baby-name charts in recent years (rats!) but it isn?t popular in our area, thank goodness. So I was surprised when she started school recently to discover a classmate, named Evangeline, who goes by Eve as well. They use their last name initials to get around it and it doesn?t seem to bother them; they are pals. I?m the one that?s bothered! I wish Evangeline?s family would pick another nickname for their daughter so it?s easier to tell them apart. I believe that going by the full name is off the table, but they have lots of other choices! We have run into confusion a couple of times with classmates/parents of classmates getting the girls confused. Nothing fatal, but still! I would hate for my girl to have her feelings hurt because of it.
Would it be wrong of me to approach the other parents and ask them to consider picking another nickname for their girl? Am I being too uptight? Is it not my problem? It?s probably not my problem. It isn?t going to go away though ? the girls are in an enriched program and are likely to continue in the same class until they are teenagers.