- Sep 17, 2012
Ok, that makes sense about the name reminding her of bad times with old coach. Very sorry to hear that. I agree with others who suggest just asking her current coach in a pleasant way, something like, "Hi, Coach, I have a seemingly small but really important personal favor. Could you please make an effort to always call my daughter 'Sue' instead of 'Susie'? I won't bore you with details, but it is pointedly important to her not to be called 'Susie', but she is hesitant to tell you this directly or remind you. If there's anything I can do to help you remember, let me know. I know it seems minor, and there are a lot of Susie's, but there's a lot behind this and it's important to her. I really appreciate it!"
Great idea. It is possible that the coach likes the longer version of her name and enjoys using it. Just be straight up. I would say to the coach why as well. They will probably be horrified to think they had upset her in any way.
I constantly call kids the wrong name or sibling name. I tell them they must correct me every time. I make an effort to call younger children by the name their parents prefer and older children by the name they prefer.