He's old-old, and not, ahem, 'conventionally attractive'. Okay, he's stick thin with long straggly white hair, but it all adds to his creative charm, I swear! It's embarrassing. I'm sorry your teacher has a girlfriend, old people are crap.
No. No it's not.
Truth be told, I despise my first name even more than my last name. But even at my age I'm going to have a HELL of a time getting people who know me to start calling me by something else, so this is just the start.