Kindergarten class names

My daughter recently started Kindergarten and I have loved hearing all the different names. 

Anneliese (my daughter)

Bjorn (with a brother named August)

Caleb

Candace

Clark (girl)

Elsa (born before the movie!) (Siblings also named Anders and Jones!)

Emelia

Harrison

Jacob

Judah (girl)

Maxsym

Pierce

Sigurd

Tinder

Wanaeia

Yana

Zaylah

And in her church class (5 year olds turning 6)

Anneliese

Adelaide

Abigail & Allison (twins!)

Levi

Stanford

Eric

Johnny

I teach the class and sometimes the girls go by Annie, Addy, Abby, and Allie. I get them mixed up often!

Replies

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October 17, 2018 12:35 PM

Wow, that's quite the three-syllables, starts-with-A pocket in your class! And are you an Allison in real life? I'm imagining them calling you "Miz Allie", just to add to the confusion (around here, school teachers go by last names, but most other teachers, like Sunday School and ballet, go by Miss/Mrs./Ms. Firstname).

I like the spread in the kindergarten class; literally from A to Z, with a fun variety of styles, too.

Thanks for sharing!

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November 19, 2018 3:24 AM

I am an Allison in real life. In our church, the adults are usually referred to as Brother or Sister followed by their last name so there isn't much confusion there, thankfully.

And the kindy class hits so many letters in the alphabet. It's quite intriguing!

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November 7, 2018 1:04 PM

I think Tinder would be a hard name to bear, especially if the app continues to be popular. Perhaps this little Tinder was named for the app?

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November 13, 2018 5:01 PM

Tinder-the-app was launched in 2012, but didn't really become available in most geographic areas until 2013 (and it was named "startup of the year" for 2013.) Kindergarteners now are born right around that time.

My guess is that it's a total accident (Tinder, like Kindle, is one of those positive words that have a very appealing namey sound, which is why I think they got used by companies), or alternatively that the parents heard of Tinder-the-app in its very early stages and were struck by the appealing naminess... and the app was at the time obscure enough that they didn't think that it would be a problem to use the name. Kind of like how brands like Dijonnaise show up in the SSA data at the very onset of the product launch, but taper off once the product becomes more established.

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November 17, 2018 2:20 PM

Fingers crossed that the app's notoriety fades, especially as this child approaches middle and high school. The jokes would be horrendous. It is too bad because it seems like a great word name in isolation.

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November 19, 2018 3:26 AM

I'm guessing the same. Or the parents met on Tinder? Ha!