What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?


Millie, Badly Drawn Mum

So here’s a thing I’ve noticed recently - what is it with teachers’ names?

Evie loves reading and her teacher is called Mrs. English. Dave had an art teacher called Mr. Brush and a friend of mine’s home economics teacher was called Mrs. Oven.

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I do not lie. Do these names exert some sort of gravitational pull on their owners, until, before they know it they are obeying their surnames??!!

Doesn’t always work though. I recently called up an electrician called D.C. Blaze (definitely made me hesitate). Though fittingly for a small boy obsessed with all things basic, Tom’s teacher is called Mrs. Sidebottom...

- Monday 10th February 2014

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