Post # 1
When i do my invites,(I have someone doing them diy by another) I have an issue with my fiance names. Since birth he has been called Jake. His real name is xxxx xxxx Jr. I am not a formal person at all. I would like to do somewhat normal invites.Every one on the planet calls him Jake, seriously after 2+ years I am pretty sure my grandmother would be confused to get invite that said Heather and xxxx Jr are to wed. So is it ok to say heather and jake(not that exact wording just example for here) to marry instead of his formal name? or should you put heis formal name and used name. it is not his middle name either, just a name his g’pa came up with. Istill have to ask his mom what she thinks, but hey its his second marriage and not so exciting lol. he doesnt remember what was used first time around. I really and confused on what to put. any ideas???
Post # 3
How about: William “Jake” Smith Jr ?
Post # 4
I have this same problem. I go by my middle name and very few people know my first name. Posting to see answers.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’m not sure what “normal” invitations are, but if your wedding has a casual style, just use “Jake.” If your wedding is a bit more formal (and that doesn’t mean it has to be super formal) and traditional, I’d opt for @ladyartichoke:‘s suggestions. If your wedding is very formal (which I’m assuming it’s not from your post), I’d use his legal name.
Post # 6
@ladyartichoke: aha that is what i think will work thanks
@mrsSonthebeach: it s more on the foraml traditional wedding not per say a pig roast but in a hall and such. So i think the above will work
Post # 7
I think just ask your fiance what he wants it to be. If he doesn’t care either way, just say “Okay, it’s going to be ‘Jake’ so let me know i X amount of time if you want to change it.”
If that’s the name he goes by, then just use it!
Reminds me of my mother – she was referred to by her middle name for her whole life, so it wasn’t until she was about 40 years old and applied for a passport that she realised she had been going by the ‘wrong’ name! She just applied to have her name legally change so her middle name was now her first name.
Post # 8
This is a great questions and something to keep in mind for our invites. I’ve been going by my middle name my entire life and I think I wold confuse some by putting my first name. lol
But like ladies mentioned I think asking your fiance is best to see what he wants on there. 🙂
Post # 9
We put my FI’s full name (first, middle, last).
Not his real name…but let’s say it was Daniel Timothy Johnson. If that were his name, he goes by Danny. But we still put the full name.
Post # 10
My ex-husband goes by his middle name too. NEVER his first neme.
On our invites I had his full name, First Middle Last
But all cutesy in script at the bottom, I had
Middle & Emily
Post # 11
The name isnt even close to his real name as in Daniel= danny. say more like daniel- jake lol.. i do like the alternative to given full legal name and at end do called jake and heather.