Training my Boyfriend to learn the names of my Family Members!

United States
October 2, 2016 12:44am CST
We are potentially planning our Engagement party for this upcoming December 2016, or February 2017. He has met some of my family members but not all -so- to save the awkwardness, I am training him ahead of time. Each day, I teach him a family and so far he's doing well! Are you good with names? I am horrible at remembering and faces to names. It would be better to learn compared to on the day of - then getting confused who's who!
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
2 Oct 16
Exciting! Are you familiar with his side of extended family members? Good luck with the training!
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• United States
2 Oct 16
Thank you! Yes I know his family - not many here in the United States. I can count them all on my finger Mine you need to count your fingers, toes, and more!
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• Philippines
2 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby so true! grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews!
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• United States
2 Oct 16
@hereandthere Yes I have lots
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@princemaxp (2048)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
2 Oct 16
I remember the faces but can't remember the names.....
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• United States
2 Oct 16
Yeah I am not good at faces to names, names to faces.
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@teenspirit (1611)
• Israel
2 Oct 16
thats nice!
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• United States
3 Oct 16
Thank you kindly.
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
2 Oct 16
I'm glad he's doing well! I wish you two much happiness! I am okay with names if I actually observe the people and know them a bit. If they are complete strangers and I have just met them, it can be difficult remembering their names.
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• United States
2 Oct 16
Thank you very much! I have a lot of cousins that I get confused with their names sometimes. Each of them have an English name, and a Vietnamese name. Some family friends I don't know their names. Luckily for our engagement party, I will not have to invite anyone I don't know whereas my sister she had to invite everyone, family friends, friends, etc!
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
3 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby Your welcome! Wow, really? I am the same way with the long Bengali names where there are multiple last names. Me too! That's wonderful! Wow, really? That must've been quite hectic with everyone being there.
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• United States
4 Oct 16
@zarlamain Yes , he is nervous about meeting so many of them
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• United States
4 Oct 16
Is he teaching you the names of his family? I'm bad about names too unless I work at it like you are helping him. You must have a big family!
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• United States
7 Oct 16
I know everyone in his family already. :) He doesn't know all of mine. I have a large family.
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• United States
7 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby Well, this is a good thing then!
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• United States
8 Oct 16
@Jeanniemaries Yes! I can count all his family members on my fingers, lol. That is how small is family is here.
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
2 Oct 16
I'm definitely not good with names...:p When I was small it was really am issue.. But now it's better..
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• United States
7 Oct 16
I am bad with names as well.
@RitzzView (2758)
• India
7 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby He he! I'm thankful to the contacts in my phone list that is how I remember the full name now. :p
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• United States
8 Oct 16
@RitzzView That is very good that works for you! Great way of remembering names.
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@JudyEv (137302)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Oct 16
This is a very good idea. He might be a bit nervous at the time which will make remembering names even more difficult so it would be good if he had a good idea of them beforehand.
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• United States
7 Oct 16
Yes, I figured if I was in his position it would be very nerve wrecking to meet a lot of people and they will tell him his name. Then he will be trying to remember everyones name on the day of and already nervous as is.
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@JudyEv (137302)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby And possibly with FB and mobile phones, etc, he will know what some of the people look like. That will make it easier too.
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• United States
7 Oct 16
@JudyEv He doesn't use FaceBook, lol. But I show him pictures from FaceBook.
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• India
2 Oct 16
How good is your boy friend at remembering them? lol its horrible at my side! It is all new for him every week!
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• United States
4 Oct 16
Haha he is doing well remembering. I show him pictures and tell him the names.
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• India
8 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby you are good trainer then...!
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• United States
9 Oct 16
@shaheena11 Thank you :)
@ridingbet (60768)
• Philippines
2 Oct 16
hope he will learn to memorize the names of the entire family members on your side. good luck to him.
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• United States
4 Oct 16
Thank you! I am lucky his family is small. I got the names down like the first day haha.
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@ridingbet (60768)
• Philippines
5 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby oh, you meant the members of his family are just a few? great, you won't have to memorize all of their names
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• United States
6 Oct 16
@ridingbet Yes! :) Not many.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 16
No, I'm terrible with names. I forget everyone's names.
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• United States
2 Oct 16
I am with you! I am exactly the same way - luckily his family doesn't consist of many people
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby - Did you ever watch The King of Queens? The episode where Doug faked a heart attack because he couldn't remember Carrie's bosses name was hilarious.
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• United States
2 Oct 16
@teamfreak16 Hahah no I haven't but I do like watching The King of Queens! And that is totally something Doug would do
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@imravi (2357)
• India
2 Oct 16
First of all congratulations and yes I do normally remember the names of my family members... It's good that you are planning to get rid of that awkwardness of not remembering the names at the last momentmomentp[/em]
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• United States
2 Oct 16
Thank you! I know all his family members because they're small but I have a rather big family so step by step he will know them so it won't be awkward and overwhelming all in one day!
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@imravi (2357)
• India
2 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby yeah I can understand how it feels to have a big family and then remembering everyone's name... Good luck for remembering the names...
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• United States
2 Oct 16
@imravi If I was in his position, I would be overwhelmed too. I am starting a few months in advance so by then he will get the hang of it.. Thank you!
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@VivaLaDani13 (22479)
• Perth, Australia
3 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby lol too funny. Yeah I can be actually. I can remember names and the stories they tell. But not ALWAYS. Sometimes my mind is too busy to focus but more often I remember even the most unnecessary details lol
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• United States
4 Oct 16
Haha! I am horrible with names. I remember stories though. :)
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@andriaperry (61360)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Oct 16
No way! just tag them will name tags
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• United States
7 Oct 16
Hahah that's a pretty good idea. :) He is doing well right now though.
@just4him (128814)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Oct 16
I didn't have a lot of names to get to know when I got married. I'm glad it's going well for you.
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• United States
2 Oct 16
I don't have to learn many names too. Thank you!
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@celticeagle (120501)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Oct 16
I'm terrible with names. I can remember phones numbers but not names. Nice to hear of your upcoming engagement party.
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• United States
2 Oct 16
I am horrible with names. I guess I am better with numbers too! Thank you kindly!
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@HazySue (23861)
• United States
2 Oct 16
I am not good with names, unfortunately. It's a good idea to get him used to the names. Congratulations.
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• United States
7 Oct 16
I am very horrible with names. Thank you.
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@Ranuka (274)
• India
2 Oct 16
Yes. It is very important to impress family members.
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• United States
4 Oct 16
Yes you are right. But mostly I don't want him to be overwhelmed with the amount of names he would have to try to attempt to remember on the day of.
@DianneN (88080)
• United States
2 Oct 16
How exciting! Did I miss your engagement? I'm just as bad with faces and names. I have forgotten the names of my students!!!!! Lol!
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• United States
2 Oct 16
Hehe thank you!! No not yet! Engagement party will be sometime in December or February ~ still debating on the months. Hehe.
• United States
2 Oct 16
First - congrats on the engagement. I am horrible with names. My husband remembers names of people from way way way back. I depend on him for names LOL.
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• United States
3 Oct 16
Thank you! I guess its about time - we've been dating for over 9 years! 10 in February. I am not good with names and when I come across someone I know but forget their name. I will be thinking all day
@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
2 Oct 16
That is a awesome idea...so he knows the people when he meets them...
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• United States
4 Oct 16
Yes and he will feel comfortable when he meets them and not overwhelmed with all the names being thrown to him on the day of.
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