(Closed) Help with Groom’s Name on Invites

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which way to write our names?
    Christa Lynn Smith and Jack Warren Jones III : (8 votes)
    40 %
    Christa Lynn Smith and J.J. Jones : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Christa Lynn Smith and Jack 'J.J.' Jones : (10 votes)
    50 %
    Another response, see below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I would just use his legal first name – Jack.

    Post # 4
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think that putting his nickname would be fine.  It doesn’t seem bad to put him is JJ Smith (especially since the wording of your invites isn’t traditional or super formal).

    Post # 5
    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d put J.J – what EVERYONE knows him as…

    Post # 6
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think the proper way would be to either say “Jack Warren Jones III” or “Jack Warren “J.J.” Jones III.” If you’re going casual then I’d do Christa Smith and J.J. Jones.

    Post # 7
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Depending on the formality of the wedding, I’d stick with the legal spelling. Although some people might not recognize it at first, wedding invitations usually use someone’s formal spelling of their name, so they’d be able to figure it out eventually. 

    Post # 9
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would do Jack Warren “J.J.” Jones III

    Post # 10
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Legal names.

    Post # 11
    194 posts
    Blushing bee

    My Fiance goes by Chris or Bailey. His real first name is Robert and so is his dad’s. His full name is Robert Christopher Bailey and that is what I will be using on the invites. Now when it comes to my favors and the embroidery on the under layer of my dress and the napkins and matchbooks…etc it sounds extremely weird as Heather & Robert and it looks weird too!! My whole family knows him by Chris and I don’t even know if some of them know his real name is Robert!! I’ve decided to go ahead and use Robert on everything because of my super traditional and everything has to be perfect and correct mother!! But if I had it my way, I would use Chris on everything so I say do whatever you want!

    Post # 12
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I;m usually a stickler for etiquette, but the informal wording on your invites makes the legal name seem a bit out of place.  I think you’re fine using J.J. Jones, espcially if that’s how he’s known to most of the family.

    Post # 13
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

    if it’s a less formal event, i think the j.j. is appropriate.  if it’s a bit more formal, use the legal names (although you don’t have to do III if you don’t want to).

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