(Closed) Why is my birthday card addressed to Mrs. Hubby's Name?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

that’s odd. I’d want a card addressed to me for my birthday no less, with my name! Even if I took his last name, I STILL HAVE A NAME!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@mimsmims7:  Maybe she meant to be cute? I could totally see my DH’s grandma doing that, especially if we had just gotten married. Personally, it would make smile… not at all tick me off.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Uhhh. That is super strange. Maybe she thought she was being cute by addressing you by that?

ETA: Beaten by 40 seconds! Same thought process?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@mimsmims7:  Was it addressed to Mrs. His Firstname Lastname, or just Mrs. His Firstname?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsTillerResq:  +1

Maybe she’s just happy you’re married to her gandson. Looks like you got married not too long ago, so she probably thought it would be cute for your first birthday as a married woman. Not gonna lie, you might be having a slight over-reaction because she was already on your nerves. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That’s kind of weird especially since it’s YOUR birthday- not a card being sent to both of you.  Happy birthday though!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@mimsmims7:  Since it’s his grandma, I’d cut her a little slack. She’s probably just old fashioned and is used to traditional etiquette. I also know that there are some women who are really excited to be a “Mrs. His Name” and wouldn’t be offended by it. Since it’s technically not incorrect for her to address you by your husband’s name, if you have a preference then you need to let her know.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

LOL It’s totally old school. I’m sure she was just either being very traditional or thinks it’s cute. I totally call my friend’s “Mrs. So&So” for several months after they get married because it’s fun to play with their new name. I tease my BFF cause she has a PhD & her SO doesn’t but I tell her I’m going to call her Dr. HisName HisLast and confuse everyone. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MrsTillerResq:  “Maybe she meant to be cute? I could totally see my DH’s grandma doing that, especially if we had just gotten married. Personally, it would make smile… not at all tick me off.”

Agreed.  Combine grandma trying to be cute, with her being excited you’ve married her grandson, with her being old (and therefore potentially more in to traditional etiquette) and just smile at her gesture and move on.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Speaking of… after my wedding we’ll be Dr. & Mrs. Blah. Can I be called Mrs. Dr. Blah? Cause that would be AWESOME. 😀 I like to tell people we have 3 degrees between us. Yeah… he has 3 and I have ZERO. I don’t care, I get half of what’s his when we’re married right? So I claim 1.5 degrees. 😛

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my mother gets things like this. apparently in past generations, that was the appropriate thing. i find it nice, know what i mean? then again, i like old fashioned things.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe she forgot your name. 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MexiPino:  I LOVE your reasoning! lol

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@MexiPino:  hahahahah love that thought process

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