Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mrs. Goo-bee-knee

Raise your hand if you have a difficult last name!

I do! My last name is Gubbini and at the beginning of each year parents and kids have a hard time learning my name. It really doesn't bother me, I'll honestly answer to anything, even my co-teacher's name! All of their different names for me are really cute! My favorites are Mrs. Beanie and Mrs. Genie. This year I made a little sign to help people out. I think I might print it on labels to go home on my beginning of the year postcard. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


  1. That is so stinking cute!!! I feel your pain with a "different" last name! Before I got married my last name was Zoucks! Luckily I got married before I started teaching. Could you imagine trying to teach Kindergarteners to say it! Z- ow -ks is how it is pronounced!

  2. I think it is a great idea! And cute, too! :)

  3. That's cute! My last name is also always mispronounced. It's Hougland - sounds like Hoe-g-land lol. My kids-and adults too- always mess it up. And for some reason, it seems like people are always spelling it wrong too, adding an extra "h" in there where it doesn't belong! lol At the beginning of the year I always tell them "Hougland, like a hoagie sandwich". Of course the kids usually don't even know what a hoagie sandwich is, but most of the parents get it! And yes, I usually answer to whatever they end up calling me, including Teacher, Mom, Grandma, Aunt Whoever, and even MR. Hougland! LOL

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  4. I love the idea. My name is Drerup. So I tell the kids/parents that it rhymes with hair up. They think that is so funny! I say GO FOR IT!!

  5. Very cute! One of my co-workers has a sign above her door with the pronunciation of her name Tousignant (Too-sing-ya). My name isn't too tricky but I get variations like Wolden, World, Wood (my last name is Wold).

    ✪ Miss W

    Miss W Teaches

  6. Yes! Do it! Love the idea!! :)

  7. SO ADORABLE!! I completely understand--I was Miss Miraglia (Mur-all-ya)... it was always pronounced Mur-ag-lee-ya or Mur-al-ya! I was so excited when I married Mr. Stamp... but alas, I became Mrs. Stamps. LOL! I just tell the kids that I'm just one stamp, not two!!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten