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DS's TA calls him 'nose' AIBU to think it's not hard to say his name?

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violetmeadows Wed 21-Jun-17 19:55:10

Yes, my son has the MN dreaded name (Noah) and ifs funnily the only kid in his year with the name grin anyway...

His TA calls him 'nose' - I know it's clearing the first syllable with an s on the end (so it's Nos) but still!

AIBU to think it's not hard to just say his name?

PossumInAPearTree Wed 21-Jun-17 19:57:07

Can she not pronounce it or does she think she's been funny?

soapboxqueen Wed 21-Jun-17 19:57:32

Do you think the TA doesn't know or just can't say it?

violetmeadows Wed 21-Jun-17 19:58:02

I think she just uses it as a NN. I also have a Holly and she gets Hols, so I imagined it was similar to something like that? Hate it though!

chumpchange Wed 21-Jun-17 19:58:17


I remember a teacher who could never manage 'Naomi' though so...

MissionItsPossible Wed 21-Jun-17 20:00:20

Why is Noah a MN dreaded name? I am fairly new here!

Do you mean when she refers to him? Like, "[Child name] don't touch that! That's Noah's/Nose" Because if so that just sounds like it's her accent. If she is talking to him directly and she says "Nose, come here" then that's clearly not and I would ask her why she was calling my child Nose

soapboxqueen Wed 21-Jun-17 20:01:18

Never felt the need to shorten a child's name for them. It's odd. Does it bother your child?

violetmeadows Wed 21-Jun-17 20:02:16

@MissionItsPossible on the baby names board everyone hates it! It's too whiny/weak/feminine/overdone/boring, etc.

It's Nos so like the first part of his name with s on the end, it's a NN. It's not that she can't pronounce it, as I've heard her say "Nos, Noah, show your mum" or whatever! So strange.

CesareBorgiasUnicornMask Wed 21-Jun-17 20:02:37

I thought you were going to say it's because he has a large nose and was prepared to be horrified. As it's just a nickname/ shortening (albeit a slightly weird/ pointless one) I wouldn't say anything unless its bothering your DS.

Aeroflotgirl Wed 21-Jun-17 20:03:35

Seems a funny nickname, does your son like it? What does he think! If he does not like it, tell the TA or teacher to call him Noah. At my sons school, on starting reception in September, we were asked what our children like to be called or what is their usual name we refer to them. My son is called Benjamin, but we all call him Ben.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 21-Jun-17 20:04:14

It's sweet! Unless its bothering him it's fine.

Aeroflotgirl Wed 21-Jun-17 20:04:30

Noah is a lovely name, really traditional biblical name.

PhoenixJasmine Wed 21-Jun-17 20:04:35

Perhaps she is meaning it as an affectionate shortening or nickname. Like Ems for Emma etc.

WorraLiberty Wed 21-Jun-17 20:05:05

People don't just shorten names because they're hard to pronounce.

Deborah isn't hard, yet a lot people will say 'Debs'.

If it bothers your son, have a word.

heavenlypink Wed 21-Jun-17 20:05:05

As a TA myself I never call a child by a NN unless they say so or if they are 'commonly' known by an informal/shortened name

DonkeyOaty Wed 21-Jun-17 20:05:18

Like Will becomes Wills?

If your son doesn't like it ask her to stop.

msgrinch Wed 21-Jun-17 20:10:09

It's a nickname/petname. What's the problem? Does Noah mind it? If not then it's really not up to you, Its up to him what he is called and he may like it.

msgrinch Wed 21-Jun-17 20:12:22

As Worra said Deborah is shortened to Debs (my mums name and she hates the shortening so no one calls her it).

My name is shortened to Hayles, don't kind it (my mum hates it), so certain people call me it.

cassiewoo Wed 21-Jun-17 20:15:15

It's just a pet name because she has a good relationship with him - unless he particularly dislikes it. DD is called many different nicknames by her teachers and she finds it funny. I teach and we often affectionately call the kids nicknames and they love it. So unless he has said he doesn't like it, I would leave it.

NotYoda Wed 21-Jun-17 20:16:56

Do his friends call him that?

NotYoda Wed 21-Jun-17 20:17:25

Does he mind?

Notknownatthisaddress Wed 21-Jun-17 20:20:04

That would annoy me.

Noah is literally TWO syllables. It's not that fucking hard to say! hmm

My friend's daughter is called Emily and she HATES people calling her EM. Really fucks her off.

flupi Wed 21-Jun-17 20:22:16

It's a term of endearment, it means she likes him. I wouldn't rock that boat.

NuffSaidSam Wed 21-Jun-17 20:22:19

She's one of those people that has to shorten every name in the world! Or if it can't possibly be shortened, lengthen it!

It is a bit annoying, but it's meant affectionately so if DS doesn't mind I'd leave it.

violetmeadows Wed 21-Jun-17 20:22:26

His friends don't, no. He's only 7 and extremely shy, he'd never say to her face but has said to me why has she picked the nose as his NN grin I don't think he's particularly made the link. I just explained she isn't calling him the actual facial feature but explained it's the beginning of his name with an s and he was just like oh and now doesn't care.

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