Reese Witherspoon's Son Isn't Alone When It Comes to This 'Preschool Problem'

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Most parents decide on a baby name they feel has a bit of umph to it and hope will reflect their child. And while that's great and all, there are a few common roadblocks kids with certain titles will face -- like how the freak to write it out. Reese Witherspoon's son is having trouble spelling his name in preschool, and as someone with a long name, I totally get it.


Though it's still a tad early before 4-year-old Tennessee learns about geography, at least he has a good chance of scoring an A when it comes to US states. (Just being optimistic.)

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Reese, whose other kids are named Ava and Deacon, shared an adorable photo of her little boy on Instagram in which he appears to be holding up an attempt at spelling his unique (and rather hard to spell) name. Embracing the hashtag #PreSchoolProblems, Witherspoon playfully writes, "When your name is TENNESSEE, it's a bit tricky to learn how to spell it ..."

Reese Witherspoon shares of the struggle of her preschool son trying to spell his name


Even though you have me by two letters, Tennessee, I still feel your pain.

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I don't think I learned to spell my name (Tanvier) until I was ... actually, I don't remember how long it took, LOL. I just remember getting frustrated when other people with shorter names were able to finish up their projects -- while I was still sitting with my pen and paper scratching my head.

But you know what, Tennessee? It gets better with time.

Sure, you might not find your name on one of those special key chains in a convenience store -- or will spend your days loathing tests and government paperwork that make you spell out your name -- but you have a unique title that will make for an interesting story down the road.

So keep your head up, buddy, and remember: Practice makes perfect!

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