Post # 1
I just found out today that my work is throwing me a surprise baby shower. There are a TON of people who work here, and to be quite honest I don’t know all of their names. There are so many people walking around with baby gifts to bring to the shower – and I honestly don’t know their name for the life for me 🙁
I would like to give each person a handwritten Thank You note for their gifts. At the baby shower I had for my first child many, many years ago I wrote down each person’s name and a description of what they gave, so that I could give them a proper thank you note for the item received.
How do I politely go about asking someone their name without offending them? The shower is set to begin in an hour.
Post # 2
Can you ask someone else to make the list for you? Then it doesn’t look as odd if they don’t know the names of gift givers.
Post # 3
Have someone else do it? Normally the mother to be doesn’t write down who all the gifts are from. I would politely ask a close co worker to do it for you.
Post # 4
Won’t they come with a card or a little note saying “From So and So? Are they going to be handing you the gifts themselves? Maybe have a friend hand you the gifts from the pile, and then if there isn’t a card, say “Who’s this from!?”
I also like to use “How do you spell your name” however if their name is Dave, you’ll just look like an idiot 😉
Post # 5
Ryansgirl: haha…or if they respond “Dave”, then you go…”no, your last name!” (and pray it isn’t Smith!)
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I second getting someone else to keep the list for you. This is a very normal thing.
Post # 8
GonnaBeMrsB: Another vote for someone else writing everything down.
That’s what happened at my showers. And I didn’t know everyones name either… lol