(Closed) Addressing Questions

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Can’t you just say ‘and family’?  Otherwise, I would say CJ if you couldn’t very easily find out his first name.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Right before our invitations went out I started stressing about this.  We had “Matt” “Dick” etc. I figured that if I wasn’t 100% what their real name was, I would use the name I usually used.  I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, unless you are going for something very formal. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@smiles4jo:  Oh, okay, I misunderstood!  I think either way is acceptable, it just depends on how formal you want to make it.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is funny to me. My mom has wanted most things fairly formal address wise — excpet when it comes to her friend, whose name is something like Robertina June and always (understandably) goes by RJ. I asked my mom whether it should be addressed to “Michael and Robertina Smith,” and my mom was like, “NO. Oh, God no. RJ. RJ all the way.”

We did something similar with the husband of a friend who goes by TJ in even super professional settings. So…in short, if the kiddo thinks of CJ as his name and would be thrown by “Christopher James,” go with CJ.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I think CJ is fine, unless you want to be extra formal.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@village_skeptic:  Same with one of my mom’s friends. I said, for Larry, it should read “Lawrence”, right? and she went “NO! LARRY! ALWAYS LARRY!”

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@takemyhand:  LMAO. That sounds like EXACTLY the tone my mom used!

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