Post # 1
I think this goes here…maybe emotional? LOL, I just had a very interesting convo. I called my mom to talk about our invites, this is what happens:
“Honey, I was thinking, I hope Grandma doesn’t get upset you didn’t use Christine too”
(My invites read Mr. and Mrs. John A. Cosmo (*wink*) invite you..yada yada…their daughter Lauren Jenivie)
“I think she’s too practical to get upset, it’s nothing personal”
“Well, I told your father you already acknowledged you were our daughter on them, so you didn’t need to put your last name. He thinks you could put both middle names”
“If Grandma asks, which I don’t think she will, I’ll let her know Jenivie is the name on my credit cards and pay check, it’s the name I use. Having two middle names is a pain in the ass!”
Then we had a little laugh and she agreed that it shouldn’t be a big deal…but…wow…that was odd. I haven’t used Christine in at least 6 years. Even my work documents just have Jenivie.
Post # 3
That’s a little strange…..was Christine a name you got from your Grandma?
Thankfully no one commented on my invitation wording….there was a type-o on them and everyone knew how stressed I was about that so they didn’t say anything!
Post # 4
Ha My sister had a similar problem. Her now husband is named after his dad so he’s a jr, which we forgot when we went to order their invitations. So of course no jr was on them for his name. He totally freaked and seriously thought everyone would think she would be marrying his father. lol He has been single for 30 years! He went and got some printed which were sent only to his family.
Post # 5
If you think having 2 middle names is a pain, try having 4. I seriously have my first name, 4 middle names and my surname. And people have asked if I’m going to hyphenate my last name after I get married. Umm… no. I think I have enough names.
Post # 6
Yeah, Darling Husband skipped one of his middle names on the invitation too. Nobody seemed offended.
It was really funny at our ceremony when our officiant had to keep repeating his full name for the legal part…after the second time saying all his names, she broke off and said in the general direction of his parents, “Too many names!”