From the book Bud Not Buddy why is bud selfconscious about his name?
In Bud Not Buddy
Because his mother told him your name is Bud, not Buddy and don't let any one call you Buddy your name is Bud.
The rocks become a problem in the story Bud not Buddy, because Herman E. Calloway thinks Bud stole the rocks from Herman. Then, Herman asked Bud how he got the rocks and Bud was forced to say his mothers name Angela Janet Caldwell (The daughter of Herman). I found the information in the book Bud, Not Buddy, a book by Chirstopher Paul Curtis