NAME SONGS

 

This is a collection of songs that you can use to spell out children’s names.  Change the names in the song to fit those of the children you work with.  I have written the songs about being friends but you can change the songs to be about special things about each child.  You can also use this song guide to make up spelling songs for objects, weather, special people or whatever.
 

THREE LETTER NAMES
AMY
Tune:  “Three Blind Mice”

A-M-Y
A-M-Y
She’s my friend
That’s no lie.
She tries to help me when she can.
She always lends a helping hand.
She’s by far my biggest fan.
A-M-Y
She’s my friend.
            Jean Warren

TIM
Tune:  “Jingle Bells”

T-I-M, T-I-M
That is his name.
He’s a good friend of mine
We are a lot the same.
He likes cars; I like cars.
We both like basketball.
He is always there for me.
When I give him a call.
                        Jean Warren

BOB
Tune:  “Frere Jacques”

B-O-B
B-O-B
That spells Bob,
That spells Bob.
He is our friend at school.
We all think he’s cool.
B-O-B
That spells Bob.
                        Jean Warren

 
FOUR LETTER NAMES
 

SUZY
Tune:  “Yankee Doodle”

S-U-Z-Y is her name
And she is lots of fun.
She likes to play outside
In rain, or snow, or sun!
                        Jean Warren

MARY
Tune:  “Old MacDonald”

M-A-R-Y is her name.
She is lots of fun.
She –likes to play outside.
In the rain or sun.

Mary, Mary is her name.
She is nice and kind.
She is the very best
Friend that you could find.
                        Jean Warren

ERIC
Tune:  “Oh, My Darling”

E-R-I-C,  E-R-I-C
E-R-I-C is his name.
He is my friend
‘Cause we like the same things.
                        Jean Warren

TARA
Tune: “Frere Jacque”

T-A-R-A
T-A-R-A
She’s a star.
She’ll go far.
She likes to run and play.
She like to dance all day.
She’ll go far.
Tara!
                        Jean Warren

 
FIVE LETTER NAMES
 

JIMMY
Tune:  “Bingo”

There’s a boy who is my friend
And Jimmy is he’s name-oh,
J-I-M-M-Y
J-I-M-M-Y
J-I-M-M-Y
Jimmy is he name.
                        Jean Warren

 

ERNIE
Tune:  “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

E-R-N-I-E
Is a friend of mine.
I can count on him
All of the time.
            Jean Warren

 
SIX LETTER NAMES
 

SHARON
Tune:  “The Eensy Weensy Spider”

S-H-A-R-O-N
Is a friend of mine.
She likes to smile a lot.
And she’s very kind.

When she wants to share,
She always thinks of me.
S-H-A-R-O-N
The best friend you could find.
                        Jean Warren

JUSTIN
Tune:  “Happy Birthday”

J-U-S-T-I-N
J-U-S-T-I-N
J-U-S-T-I-N
Is the world’s best friend.
                        Jean Warren

 

LAURIA
Tune:  “Mickey Mouse”

L-A-U-R-I-A
Is a friend of mine.
She is the very best.
Friend that you could find!
                        Jean Warren

 
SEVEN LETTER NAMES
 

ANTHONY
Tune:  “Yankee Doodle”
A-N-T-H-O-N-Y
Goes to school each day.
He is happy all the time,
When he works or plays.

Anthony is my friend.
He likes to share with me.
That is why we get along
As everyone can see.
                        Jean Warren

ALLISON
Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

A-L-L-I-S-O-N
What a great friend you are.
Up above all the rest,
‘Cause you share, you’re the best.
A-L-L-I-S-O-N
You’re the best, a number ten!
                        Jean Warren

WILLIAM
Tune:  “Mary Had A Little Lamb”

W-I-L-L-I-A-M, I-A-M, I-A-M
W-I-L-L-I-A-M, is a friend of mine.

He is the very best, very best, very best.
He is the very best, friend that you could find.
                                    Jean Warren

 
EIGHT WORD NAMES
 

MARY JANE
Tune:  “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain”

M-A-R-Y  J-A-N-E is her name.
M-A-R-Y  J-A-N-E is her name.
She is always lots of fun.
She’s a friend of everyone.
M-A-R-Y  J-A-N-E is her name.
                        Jean Warren

JONATHAN
Tune:  “Ten Little Indians”

J-O-N-A-T-H-A-N
J-O-N-A-T-H-A-N
J-O-N-A-T-H-A-N
Jonathan’s his name.
                        Jean Warren

 
NINE WORD NAMES
 

ELIZABETH
Tune:  “Mulberry Bush”

E-I-L-Z  A-B-E-T-H
A-B-E-T-H, A-B-E-T-H
Elizabeth is a good friend of mine,
Because she is so kind.
                        Jean Warren

NATHANIEL
Tune:  “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”

N-A-T  H-A-N  I-E-L
Nathaniel is my friend.
We work and play together.
On him I can depend.
                    Jean Warren

 
TEN LETTER NAMES
 

WASHINGTON
Tune:  “Oscar Meyer Song”
W-A-S-H-I-N-G  T-O-N
That is the name of my friend.
Oh, I wish that we could always be together.
‘Cause I know on him I can depend.
                                    Jean Warren
(Start with – “I wish” rather than “Oh, I wish”)

 
ELEVEN LETTER NAMES
 

SONG SUGGESTIONS
            “MICKEY MOUSE” SONG
           “SHE’LL BE COMING ‘ROUND THE MOUNTAIN”

 
TWELVE LETTER NAMES
 

SONG SUGGESTIONS
           “ OSCAR MEYER SONG”  - Start with “Oh, I wish”

 
THIRTHEEN LETTER NAMES
 

SONG SUGGESTIONS
           “LONDON BRIDGES”