Post # 1
For years I have been wondering why couples names are spoken in a certain order. I can’t figure out any rhyme or reason. It’s not syllables, male/female first, or any logical reason I can come up with. Have had this discussion and no one has any answers.
Think of how you say your names and those in your family and friends. Any ideas?
Example in my life:
Pam and Brad
Sue and Rodger
Bob and Becky
Jen and Jason
Kay and Gary
Steve and Nancy
Kevin and Carla
Kathy and Rich
Gary and Sue
See what I mean.
Post # 3
I’ve never even thought about this, but I just went thru a handful of people I know, and I tend to say the name of the person I know better first. Does that apply to your list too?
Post # 4
No. I have thought of every possible explanation and stumped others as well.
Think famous people:
Bert and Ernie
Brad and Angelina
Jack and Jill
Tom and Katie…..well not that one anymore.
Post # 5
According to my FMIL, who is VERY proper, the correct way to do it the woman’s name first:
Mary and Jon Smith
Post # 6
@MercyK: I also say it that way.
Post # 7
I think when you put two names together, there is typically an order in which they just “flow” better. Sometimes that means the guy’s name goes first, sometimes the girl’s.
That’s how I decide name order though – just whatever flows best.
Post # 8
I always thought it was alphabetical. I usually arange the names that way.
Post # 9
I think maybe you just say it in the way that rolls off the tongue the best. Brad and Angelina is easier to say than Angelina and Brad. If that makes any sense lol
This is the case for me, anyways!
Post # 10
@Mrs.KMM: yeah i go with which sounds best!
It’s “John & Janet” not “Janet & John”
Post # 11
I went through a big list of people i know it most often goes male then female. However all of the males are 1 syllable names and all of the females are 2 or more. I think it flows better to have the shorter sounding name first ( in all the cases i know anyways!)
Post # 12
I tend to lead with the person we know best, too.
Post # 13
the person I’ve known the longest ends up first
Post # 14
I usually just say the name of the person I know better first. Though apparently when addressing invitations the man’s name goes first if they’re married and the woman’s name goes first if they aren’t.
Post # 15
Same. The person I know better usually goes first. In my case, that typically means the boys.
Post # 16
It’s a thinker for a Thursday.
Maybe I can contact Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. Haha!!