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Old 04-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Family name announcement

Hello, I am looking for suggestions…

When we board the Fantasy and they say the infamous "DCL would like to welcome the "xxxx" family…we'll…we're the Adams Family and I really don't want to hear that again….ugh… so…any suggestions?

I read once..many years ago about there being funny names given. Does anyone know any or have any suggestions? Thanks! We sail in 9 days!!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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We took my 62-year old sister on her 1st cruise (Disney, of course) last year and since Tink is her favorite character I had her introduced as Tinker-Margaret-Bell. The CMs thought that was really cute and she got lots of "HI, Tink!" as she wandered around the ship. Be sure to jot down what you'd like them to say and hand it to the CM as you are asked your family name or they might not get it right.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #3
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On our last cruise, I heard a family introduced as the Tortilla family. If that is their real name, I would never know.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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On our cruise last year, it was the three of us and my BFF (DS wasn't born yet). We wanted to choose something that would include my BFF. Someone suggested "Princess ________ and her Entourage" in honor of my DD's birthday. I wish I had videoed her reaction when she heard that and saw all the CMs applauding.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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Do they do this announcement on all DCL cruises? I am going on the Dream in July for a 4-night cruise. Are they going to do this announcement then too?

Do they do this for everyone onboard or only concierge or for a certain amount of people?


Thanks for the info!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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Do you give your name to someone before they announce you?

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:54 AM   #7
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Do they do this announcement on all DCL cruises? I am going on the Dream in July for a 4-night cruise. Are they going to do this announcement then too?

Do they do this for everyone onboard or only concierge or for a certain amount of people?


Thanks for the info!!!
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Yes, they do this on all the ships for all passengers. If you don't tell them something different, they will read your last name.
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On our cruise last year, it was the three of us and my BFF (DS wasn't born yet). We wanted to choose something that would include my BFF. Someone suggested "Princess ________ and her Entourage" in honor of my DD's birthday. I wish I had videoed her reaction when she heard that and saw all the CMs applauding.
I'm going to use that next year when our group will have 4 different last names and 9 people.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:02 AM   #9
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They will do your first names if you ask. DBF and i went together and since we aren't married yet it was a little awkward when they asked for our party name. CM said they get that a lot and they would gladly say both our first names. It was nice because most places use his last name by default and though I can't wait to use it one day it isn't my name just yet.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #10
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If this is the case I am using the "Dr." in my name.....LOL.

Or maybe "Clinical Psychologist Dr. ........."


Yeah baby!!! LOL
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #11
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If this is the case I am using the "Dr." in my name.....LOL.

Or maybe "Clinical Psychologist Dr. ........."


Yeah baby!!! LOL
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:05 PM   #12
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I have to say if my last name was Adams I would tell them we were the Adams Family and then do the snap and then hope they did it back. They had to ask us our family name three times before they understood it well enough to announce it. I'm going to have to come up with something cute and easy to pronounce next time.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:08 PM   #13
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We're sailing concierge on the Fantasy this summer. DH and I. DD (different last name) DD's best friend. (so another different last name).

I'm considering the "Flipping Broke" family.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #14
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My daughter loved this!! I didn't even remember that they had announced us on our first cruise. When we booked the next cruise, the very first thing she asked was if they were going to say our name and clap again. It took me a minute to remember what she was talking about.

Great ideas about changing it to sound better. I am not creative enough to think of that on my own.

I would definitely change it if I had Manson as my last name.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #15
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I had ours in my pocket on a piece of paper so they could just read it. We were
"Princesses Rio and Sydney and their humble servants" After all, it was for the girls and their parents and grandparents were there to serve them
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