Since we’re on husband/wife/sweethearts/Valentine’s topics… let’s visit one about husbands and wives. And names.
This has been something I’ve always noticed about couples signing things. Maybe its because its “Emily Post” and proper etiquette, but I always notice that many wives will sign, rsvp, have screen names/emails/blog names that have their husbands name first, even if it is the wife writing it or who is solely in charge of whatever “thing” it might be (ie… party, invite…. wife signs it “John and Jane Smith”).
Formal things, like our Christmas cards or invitations I can see that. Maybe I’m just weird, but if its something that I’m signing, like signing our names as a couple/family somewhere (a guest book, birthday card, etc?) I always put my name first. I’m the one writing it. But I notice that a lot of people seem to put their husbands names first when I know it was the wife who wrote it.
What do you do? Do you put your name first or your husbands?
Is this subconsciously or do you do it because of etiquette/tradition?
Do you think this act has any influence on who is viewed as the “head of the household”?
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