Caitlin talked to her teacher and the group was asked to change their name.
They’re now called the Gummi Bears 🙂
No-one was difficult about it. The girl who had originally chosen the name and given the explanation of its meaning protested that she didn’t mean anything by it, which I take to mean she was a bit embarrassed to be called out on the matter. I’m also pretty sure she’s never given any serious thought to the issue, she’s just following along with the mob. I wonder how many teaspoon nudges it takes to get a mob to change direction?