(Closed) 2 of the same name- different people

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

That’s funny and usually I have the answer for everything and this time I am stumpled unless you want to put (cousin) after his name LOL

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Are they coming with spouses? If so, you could list them(if you’re doing a seating chart) or put their escort card beside their wives?

John & Lucy Mayer

John & Susan Mayer

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We had the same thing happen! It confused me majorly when doing invitations.

However, we are not having a seating chart so I am not of much help 🙁 Sorry!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Haha. How interesting!

Do either have a nickname?  Even if it’s Johnny?  Or middle initial? Or just call them and say “hey, we have 2 john mayers.  You will be J mayer.  Don’t pick up the John mayer tag.”  And then call the other and explain it the opposite way?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Darn!! Okay you might have to go the route of (cousin) and (friend).

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Maybe you could use their middle initials?

Edit: Oops, didn’t see that someone else suggested this!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I actually had this multiple times. We either put a nickame, or middle initial. Also, their wives or guests probably don’t have the same name so you could include also do Mr. and Mrs. Jane and John Smith

This is an exactly what I put on my seating board for one of these (names have been changed):

Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Vincent “Cuz” Smith

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@notintoplanning: Can you find out their middle initial? That way Its John V. Smith or John R. Smith and they will easily be able to tell the difference? Or you could maybe attach a little picture of the person to the name card?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with @MissBoPeep – I would use middle initials if they have them.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Just put them both at the same table.  Then it won’t matter who picks up which card.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

Could you use their middle initial?

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