Last night, my oldest child decided that he is no longer C*. He now wants to go by his middle name..which is R*. haha. I told him that his wanted to do this during the school year, he would have to gently and softly let his teachers know of the new name. I really shouldn't be surprised by this. In kindergarden, he started writing the name "Max" at the top of his papers. I guess I gave him the "wrong" name. haha. Once in a while, he would even use a pokemon name in kindergarten. But...he settled down and used C* for several years. But recently he gets annoyed when people spell his name wrong. That is a new development b/c in the past when it happened, it didn't bother him. He would just shrug it off. So...now, I am trying hard to call him by his new name.
DD also wants to start going by her middle name. So...if you talk to my kids and they don't respond, then try their middle names. Thankfully, E is still E!