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Old 09-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Unique Family Name Announcements

I am wondering what "unique" family names do you use for the boarding announcement?

Disney Welcomes the ???? Family........

I overheard one where the family was announced as "Welcome Princess Maddie and her possie" thought this was such a cool idea, so now I am curious as to what other unique family announcement have you heard or used in the past
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Along this line.. DH, DD, DS and I are cruising with my 2 Uncles. They are both bachelors and my maternal uncles, so they travel with our family but they have my maiden last name. I dislike the idea of introducing us as "uncles/my maiden last name" as it doesn't recognize the family I've made with hubby and kids... But I also don't want to force them into Hubby's last name since they are grown-up inlaws to his name. Creative ideas? The last names are Hogan (maiden/uncles) and Lee (married/hubby's)
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Along this line.. DH, DD, DS and I are cruising with my 2 Uncles. They are both bachelors and my maternal uncles, so they travel with our family but they have my maiden last name. I dislike the idea of introducing us as "uncles/my maiden last name" as it doesn't recognize the family I've made with hubby and kids... But I also don't want to force them into Hubby's last name since they are grown-up inlaws to his name. Creative ideas? The last names are Hogan (maiden/uncles) and Lee (married/hubby's)
I don't have any "creative" ideas, but you could always introduce as the "Hogan and Lee Families"....
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I am looking for ideas too! We are a blended family with three last names. We are bringing our 4 youngest on the cruise ages 11 to 3 and want to make it special for them, but I can't come up with anything!
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #5
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Just my opinion here but I think the whole introduction thing is rather weird, so I "suggested" to DH that we get introduced as something silly, like Maleficent and Co. He wasn't amused, so I think we'll just ask the crew members to not announce us at all.
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Along this line.. DH, DD, DS and I are cruising with my 2 Uncles. They are both bachelors and my maternal uncles, so they travel with our family but they have my maiden last name. I dislike the idea of introducing us as "uncles/my maiden last name" as it doesn't recognize the family I've made with hubby and kids... But I also don't want to force them into Hubby's last name since they are grown-up inlaws to his name. Creative ideas? The last names are Hogan (maiden/uncles) and Lee (married/hubby's)
Hogan's and heroes? Possible only the 80's tv fans would recognize but funny to me
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I am looking for ideas too! We are a blended family with three last names. We are bringing our 4 youngest on the cruise ages 11 to 3 and want to make it special for them, but I can't come up with anything!
Kid first names and their parents?

You don't have to be the "something" family. On DD's graduation cruise, it was DD's first name and her friends (which I was later advised was "lame.")

If you can get them to settle on one favorite character, they can be Stitch's buddies....or they can be the Aquaduck Riders....or anything else you/they choose.

It is helpful, if you are doing something more than one or two names, to write the names on a slip of paper for the CM. They can handle "The Hogan and Lee families," but if you get it to 4 names, they might not.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:08 AM   #8
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I've been trying to come up with something creative also. Traveling with my parents (the Newtons) and my family (Raesis) and nobody can ever say our last name correctly. I love the "Princess.....and her possie" idea but that would leave my son out. Kids are Reagan (DD) and Ethan (DS). I'm stumped and not very creative.
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Our family name is Adams. On the last cruise my husband told the CM, Gomez, Morticia and Wednedsay Adams. You could tell instantly who the American's were in lobby, they were the ones laughing.
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My husband thinks he's clever - one of our trips he told them our last name was Best.
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hmmmm...it's a cruise of just the girls in the family....(except DD couldn't come)..

so i could play on that somehow....something about the girls....(since we have different last names)..
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our family's last name is the same as a certain well known entertainer named Justin. I'm not sure i want to be introduced as the Bieber family. we may get unwanted attention.
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Hogan's and heroes? Possible only the 80's tv fans would recognize but funny to me
HA! I can hear the theme music playing in my head!
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Along this line.. DH, DD, DS and I are cruising with my 2 Uncles. They are both bachelors and my maternal uncles, so they travel with our family but they have my maiden last name. I dislike the idea of introducing us as "uncles/my maiden last name" as it doesn't recognize the family I've made with hubby and kids... But I also don't want to force them into Hubby's last name since they are grown-up inlaws to his name. Creative ideas? The last names are Hogan (maiden/uncles) and Lee (married/hubby's)
Not wildly creative, but what about just doing 'the Hogan brothers and the Lee Family'?
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