Look! ?Two posts in one day.
Names are a funny thing right? ?Oh wait, I’ve written about the boy’s name before. ?Yes, he has a strange name. ?Yes, it is Russian. ?No, we couldn’t think of anything better.
With the start of school brings new people who have never seen or heard the name Oleg. ?My poor child. ?We go through this every year. ?I tell him it is ok to correct people when they say his name wrong. ?He does on occasion. ?Most of the time he tells me later that he just doesn’t like that person. ?When I ask why his reply is, “because they called me Oh-leg.”
Now when the boy meets a new person and they ask what his name is he politely tells them “Oleg.” ?People often say, “Alec?” ?To which my son says, “Oleg, O-L-E-G, Oleg” then rolls his eyes.
Poor kid. ?That’s going to cost me more in therapy too.