Saturday, November 22, 2014

AND WHEN IN DOUBT, JUST GO WITH THE [X] FAMILY:  How to pluralize your family's last name for holiday cards.


  1. My last name means "Lord" male singular in Latin, which means we plural by changing the "us" ending to an "i ". It is uncommon last name, if you know someone with it, they are related to me, so I won't share.

    Except I married a guy whose last name is Robinson, so we're now the ----/Robinson clan.

  2. Marsha9:04 PM

    I have always wanted to sign a card from the Nagorskies.

  3. Christy in Philly9:39 AM

    I can't tell if the comments on that post are sarcastic or dumb.

    I recently corrected grammar at a baby shower by taking an unnecessary apostrophe off a banner with adhesive letters on it. I walked around with an apostrophe in my pocket for the rest of the day. I'm still not sure if the host realized it or not.

  4. Marsha10:46 AM

    And if you ever start a punk band, you shall call it Apostrophe in my Pocket.

  5. bellawilfer12:35 PM

    Marsha, thank you for giving me several actual LOLs this morning.

  6. Watts5:08 PM

    Since I'm single and childless, does this mean I can sign my holiday cards, "The Watts"? Or would people think I'd suddenly married J.J. and taken his name? Should I go with "A Watts" or will people think I just forgot to put a period after my first initial?

    Guess I'll just go with Amy...

  7. My husband would probably want me to share his pet peeve with holiday cards, where people send a card for their family, but use a photo of only the kids.