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Oakland professor asks student to 'Anglicize' her name

Oakland professor asks student to 'Anglicize' her name | Name News | Scoop.it
Laney College professor Matthew Hubbard refused to call a student by her given Vietnamese name, saying the pronunciation "sounds like an insult."
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What Does It Mean When Your Teacher Changes Your Name? –

What Does It Mean When Your Teacher Changes Your Name? – | Name News | Scoop.it
“Ayyy, I already told you, your name is too long! We don’t go by two names here and we don’t go by two last names. Pick a name. Maria or Edith. And as far as last names, you are Espinosa. We don’t use your mother’s last name. So what’s it going to be?” When we…
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College Freshmen’s Most Popular Names

College Freshmen’s Most Popular Names | Name News | Scoop.it
A university’s roster of new students is a time capsule of popular baby names from 18 years earlier, with telling variations reflecting the school’s particularities.
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» Le prénom et la mention, édition 2019 = Names and exam grades in France 2019

» Le prénom et la mention, édition 2019 = Names and exam grades in France 2019 | Name News | Scoop.it
Parce que la réussite scolaire et le choix des prénoms dépendent, en tendance, de l'origine sociale... les Éléonore et les Ryan n'ont pas obtenu la mention Très bien dans les mêmes proportions.
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Umfrage: Phantasienamen und soziale Herkunft = Survey: fancy names and social background

Eine Studentin der TU Dresden hat einen Online-Fragebogen erstellt, bei dem möglichst viele Lehrkräfte von ihren Erfahrungen in der Schule berichten sollen.
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Are you a teacher in Germany? If so, take this survey!

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Stingl: Her name is Marijuana Pepsi, and she just got her doctorate

Stingl: Her name is Marijuana Pepsi, and she just got her doctorate | Name News | Scoop.it
She interviewed black students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she received her bachelor's degree, about the effect of their distinctly black names on their treatment by teachers and on their academic achievement. The young people were eager to talk on this topic.
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How to choose baby names: It's a lot more difficult for teachers.

How to choose baby names: It's a lot more difficult for teachers. | Name News | Scoop.it
How to choose baby names, three teachers share their struggle. From naughty students to recurring behavioural trend, they share their no-go names.
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20 Baby Names Inspired By Colleges & Sports Stadiums

20 Baby Names Inspired By Colleges & Sports Stadiums | Name News | Scoop.it
A list of popular 2019 baby names inspired by colleges and sports stadiums
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Expert tips on how teachers can learn, remember, and pronounce student's names —

Expert tips on how teachers can learn, remember, and pronounce student's names — | Name News | Scoop.it
Mispronouncing student's names have been shown to have long-term impacts—here are some tips on how to try and avoid that.
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Back-to-School Baby Names: Theodora, Darwin and Danica

Back-to-School Baby Names: Theodora, Darwin and Danica | Name News | Scoop.it
Culture hero baby names from Chaucer to Coltrane
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» Prénoms et mention, édition 2020 = Names and exam results in France 2020

» Prénoms et mention, édition 2020 = Names and exam results in France 2020 | Name News | Scoop.it
Les résultats nominatifs au bac 2020 ont été publiés hier. Ce millésime est particulier : l'épidémie de covid19 a empêché les épreuves habituelles, et ce sont les notes harmonisées du contrôle continu qui ont servi de notes au bac.
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Professor who told student to 'anglicize' her name placed on leave

Professor who told student to 'anglicize' her name placed on leave | Name News | Scoop.it
"If I lived in Vietnam and my name in your language sounded like Eat a D---, I would change it to avoid embarrassment," the instructor allegedly wrote.
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The Baby Name Charlayne –

The Baby Name Charlayne – | Name News | Scoop.it
© 1961 Jet The baby name Charlayne saw peak usage in 1961 — after a decade of being used so infrequently that it didn’t even register in the U.S. baby name data. 1963: 29 baby girls nam…
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Talking Points: Back-to-School Edition!

Talking Points: Back-to-School Edition! | Name News | Scoop.it
School Is Cool! School bells are ringing, and though none of our alma maters has particular baby name potential (being state schools), we have collegiate names on our mind. Some interesting choices: Creighton, Auburn, Baylor, Berkeley, Bryn (Mawr), Radcliffe, Xavier, Wesleyan, Nova, and Duke. Nameberry has a big list of collegiate names, ripe for inspiration. …
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Call Me By My Name. Here's How It's Pronounced | Cognoscenti

Call Me By My Name. Here's How It's Pronounced | Cognoscenti | Name News | Scoop.it
Mispronouncing student names contributes to lower self-esteem and, for English language learners, lower academic performance, writes Roberto Rey Agudo.
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» Le deuxième prénom et la mention « très bien » = Middle names and good grades

» Le deuxième prénom et la mention « très bien » = Middle names and good grades | Name News | Scoop.it
Entre 2012 et 2018, 9,64% des candidates et candidats au bac (général ou techno) ont obtenu la mention Très bien. Ce fut le cas de 8,92% des candidats et candidates qui n'avaient qu'un seul prénom, et 10,5% des candidat.e.s avec 2 prénoms ou plus. Un écart de 1,5 points. Ou 17% en plus.
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The further right along the chart is, the more likely a student with this name is likely to get good baccalauréat grades in France. The higher up it is, the more likely they are to do better if they have that name with a middle name.

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The Debut of Donaldine –

The Debut of Donaldine – | Name News | Scoop.it
The American news is currently dominated by the name Donald, so I thought now would be a good time to talk about one of Donald’s feminized forms, Donaldine, which was not just a one-hit wonde…
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My Name, My Identity on Twitter: "Do you want to encourage your students to show pride in their names and identities through visual arts? @SCCOE is seeking student artwork submissions for the theme...

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A teacher mispronouncing a student’s name can have a lasting impact

A teacher mispronouncing a student’s name can have a lasting impact | Name News | Scoop.it
A name is more than just a name. It's one of the first things children recognize, one of the first words they learn to say, it's how the world identifies them.
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Teachers' Strategies for Pronouncing and Remembering Students' Names Correctly | MindShift | KQED News

Teachers' Strategies for Pronouncing and Remembering Students' Names Correctly | MindShift | KQED News | Name News | Scoop.it
A mispronounced or forgotten name can have a lasting impact on students on how they feel about school. Teachers provide tips on how to make those names stick.
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Found via Emily.

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Dear School Staff: Please Get My Child’s Name Right

Dear School Staff: Please Get My Child’s Name Right | Name News | Scoop.it
If you can wrap your head around differentiating the three Aidens and two Olivias in every single classroom, than you can get my child’s name correct. 
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