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To think this is a bit poor.

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Highlandfling80 Sat 23-Jul-16 06:47:41

At the end of the year dds school does various Awards. Most do not involve a certificate but your name appears in the newsletter.
Well my Dd received 5 Awards but on 3 of these her name was spelt wrong.
Now I know this is trivial and the end of term is busy and the odd error is expected.
However to me this is a bit sloppy.

BadgerIsGrumpy Sat 23-Jul-16 06:56:16

We're leaving our current school due to moving house. My youngest daughter's name was spelt wrong on almost everything I was given to take to the new school.

Not U at all. The lovely lady on reception redid everything for me.

Twowrongsdontmakearight Sat 23-Jul-16 07:03:19

YANBU! Whoever typed it managed to get it right twice so it's lack of proofreading not that they didn't know. If nothing else it's not a good example to set.

AtSea1979 Sat 23-Jul-16 07:05:09

YANBU, is it a particularly hard name to spell? A common name spelt differently?

Highlandfling80 Sat 23-Jul-16 07:07:00

Tbf it us a name which can be spelt different ways and indeed it has been spelt 3 different ways by the school.

TheyCallMeFrank Sat 23-Jul-16 07:23:14

I an a contract worker in schools. These days I check the spelling of most names before typing them. It's virtually impossible to make assumptions on names these days - most parents seem to want to make a statement with the spelling of their child's name, no matter how common. I'd suggest YANBU

blitheringbuzzards1234 Sat 23-Jul-16 07:25:29

YANBU. The least they can do is check the spelling.

Pearlman Sat 23-Jul-16 09:10:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsBobDylan Sat 23-Jul-16 10:01:17

Yanbu. People get very upset if their names are wrongly spelt. It's part of our identity.

Get them to re-do them in September as they need to remember to double check next time.

Highlandfling80 Sat 23-Jul-16 10:08:31

I agree it is trivial but wouldn't aibu be a depressing place if it was all heavy.
I agree it may not be interesting enough to promp many replies but thank you for those who have
Incidentally it was the surname which was misspelt so not a forename spelt in a quirky way. Incidentally my Dd2 also appeared once and they spelt it wrong that time too.

Highlandfling80 Sat 23-Jul-16 10:13:22

O and they Also spelt it wrong on her certificate for her residential.

Highlandfling80 Sat 23-Jul-16 10:15:24

Tbh I won't ask to get it redone as it a whole school newsletter. If it was a certificate it would be easier.

LooseBerry Sat 23-Jul-16 10:19:54

I agree that name spellings have become an issue recently, as often parents are choosing to spell even traditional names differently these days. However it's not ok for schools to get it wrong. A child's name being incorrectly spelled can cause embarrassment for a child and that's something that can be easily avoided with a little care.

Naicehamshop Sat 23-Jul-16 10:26:10

I work in a school office and I always double check names. It's not that difficult and yanbu!!!

ailith Sat 23-Jul-16 10:28:14

Too many people give their children weird names, it seems, some being phonetic spellings. The name Niamh is a good example. Clearly a bit of an issue for schools.
However, given that your daughter got 5 certificates, this time there is no excuse.

Floggingmolly Sat 23-Jul-16 10:30:43

It's not trivial at all, it's shit.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 23-Jul-16 10:34:09


Fair enough to keep extent of her name.was something like say Sarah or cara and you had messed about with it.

But everyone knows with names like amie/aimee or kiera/ciara or anything that could end in a y or an ie that there are several ways of spelling it and they should bloody check

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 23-Jul-16 10:34:33

To an extent

Bloody phone

ptumbi Sat 23-Jul-16 10:39:51

oh god not another teacher/school bashing thread. angry

I work in a school office, and with 600+ kids, it sometimes happen s that a name is spelt wrong - esp if it is an unusual spelling.

Really - if that's all you have to worry about, count yourself lucky. You prob won't be putting the framed '100% attendance 2015/16' certificate on the wall when dc graduates!

pictish Sat 23-Jul-16 10:42:29

Oh I don't know. My dd has a name that people get flummoxed about spelling and is often misspelled. I don't get hung up over it and wouldn't get hung up over this. She has a lifetime of people misspelling her name ahead of her imo.

It depends what the name is of course.

wowfudge Sat 23-Jul-16 10:44:05

Sometimes you have to put yourself in the other person's shoes ptumbi. Your post is really dismissive. Getting a person's name wrong or spelling it incorrectly when you have been told the correct spelling is one of the most discourteous things you can do.

HeyRobot Sat 23-Jul-16 10:45:54

I have an unusual surname and it was rarely spelled correctly at school. It's not English but it's not long and it's the work of a moment to check the correct spelling.

At primary school we had weekly spelling tests where we were expected to take time to learn a list of words at home. If we made a mistake we were expected to copy the correct work out several times to learn it. We were expected to learn to write formal letters and take care in the presentation of our work.

To be honest I found it a bit of a joke that no-one would bother to spell or pronounce my name correctly. On the front of my school books, on certificates etc but expected me to take time and care over the same task because I was a child and they were an adult. In the professional world it would be embarrassing to get someone's name wrong if they were a client and I've never been in a job where if someone has made a mistake in an email we haven't apologised and made sure to check in future as it's the polite thing to do. if we want children to be polite we model that behaviour.

vvviola Sat 23-Jul-16 10:45:57

Niamh isn't a remotely weird or phonetic spelling ailith. It's an Irish name, spelt correctly.

I don't blame you for being a bit irritated OP. It's happened to both of mine (in a dance show programme, so it was pretty annoying as they weren't likely to be in a show together again.

But really it's one of those things that you have to get privately irritated about and let it go.

pictish Sat 23-Jul-16 10:47:57

Getting a person's name wrong or spelling it incorrectly when you have been told the correct spelling is one of the most discourteous things you can do.

Err...I don't think it is, is it? I can think of loads of things that are far more discourteous without even trying.
Maybe not be so rigid?

Mycraneisfixed Sat 23-Jul-16 10:50:51

DGS's school report called him by long name, shortened name, and another boy's name all in the same report. You wonder why they bother with anything on paper at all if they can't be arsed are too stupid to get it right.

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