What is Squeaky's real name in "Raymond's Run"?

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Squeaky’s real name is Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker.

During the race, Squeaky gets annoyed that Mr. Pearson calls her “Squeaky,” because she can’t call Mr. Pearson “Beanstalk.”   This is when she tells him to write her real name.

“Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker,” I correct him and tell him to write it down on his board. 

For Squeaky, her nickname is not necessarily something she is ashamed of, even though she got it because she is “a little girl with skinny arms and a squeaky voice. “ She doesn’t ask for her real full name to be written down just because she doesn’t like her nickname.  She wants it written down because she does not like Mr. Pearson’s attitude.  He can’t call her by a nickname if she can’t call him by a nickname.