The people make teaching fun:
Me: What was your dad’s name again?
James: Uh, James McDevitt. James McDevitt.
Me: Did he go to school here? A long time ago, I taught a James McDevitt.
James: Uh, no. He’s from Maryland. That was his cousin that went here.
Me: What was his cousin’s name?
James: Uh, James McDevitt.
Cody: Is everybody in your family named James?
James: Uh, only on the McDevitt side. Ever since the Civil War James has been a family name.
Me: So that makes you James the tenthish?
James: Uh, no, my grandfather’s name is Earl. He wasn’t named James because his brother was James. But he named my dad James. That makes him James McDevitt, Sr.
Me: The first…
James: Uh, yeah, so I’m James McDevitt, Jr. The second.
Me: Will you name your kid James?
James: Uh, if it’s a boy.
Me: If it’s a girl will you go with Jamie?
Priceless. School is about people…