....was probably a very bad decision. I'm giving all of my students English names, and I get to choose them, which means there's going to be some awesome names in my class. On the guys' side: Odin, Thor, Loki, Mal, Wash, Jayne, Bruce, Wayne, Quint, Snow, Perrin, Archer, Lando, Han, Neville, Bast, and quite a few others. For the girls: Kaylee, Zoe, River, Inara, Penny, Elayne, Denna, Arya, Sansa, Val, Leia, Alanna. (if you can name the TV show, movie or book where each of these comes from, I'll give you a star-buck--seriously)
I'm trying to learn all the kids' Chinese names before I give them English names, but it's really hard. It's difficult for even local teachers to learn all the students' names quickly, and I'm trying to do it in a foreign language....it's tough, but I'm almost there. I'm just really looking forward to being able to ask a question, and then call on Quint , Odin, or Arya to answer it. Other TFC fellows are giving their students similarly interesting names; there's a Batman, a McNulty (the Wire), and a McLovin (Superbad) to name a few.
I just hope all of my students will know and be able to pronounce all of their names in two weeks....we'll see how that goes.