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To be miffed at "Gift list for mother of the baby" enclosed in *Baby naming ceremony* invitation?

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doubleshotespresso Wed 12-Jun-13 23:38:24

So some close friends (who married in church), but now claim to be atheist are holding a naming ceremony for their 8 month old first baby in an hotel.....

The invitation is beautiful with a map, timings "event closes at 11pm"?

The gift list ranges from £30-to £300, all items for the mother, cosmetics, trinkets, jewellery, pampering breaks, personalised hand-bound stationery and photo albums...

Anybody know the drill for these naming ceremonies? Are we supposed to guess a gift for the baby? Or just congratulate the mother for deciding on a name?

I have read this a dozen times and am staggered beyond belief-DP read it and fell into hysterics....

My gut tells me to go along with Jo Malone scented nappies or something.

Somebody please tell me this is not normal?!?!?!

doubleshotespresso Fri 28-Jun-13 16:31:42

notafan you are obviously interested enough to return here today?

How very odd..... confused

notafan0fy00 Fri 28-Jun-13 17:23:12

Oh yes, I'm certainly very interested! I am intrigued as to what direction this is going to go in next. wink

Thanks for the MN etiquette lesson though - apparently you can call someone a cunt but not suggest that they might be telling porky pies. Noted. grin

AnnieLobeseder Fri 28-Jun-13 17:30:57

notafan - no, you can't call someone a cunt. You can say that they are behaving in a cuntish manner, but actually calling someone a cunt is a personal attack and not allowed.

MumnGran Fri 28-Jun-13 17:58:14

Any chance of ending this brilliant thread in the same spirit as the 99% of it which has genuinely been Mumsnet at its brilliant best .... interesting (in a shocked sort of way), helpful and amazingly supportive.
Sad for anyone coming to Classics and only seeing the singularly, and singular, offensive troll-hunting spin ..... with very necessary rebuttals.

Just sad to see this trashed at the end.

CalamityJ Fri 28-Jun-13 18:11:40

Right then. I know OP has started a part 2 but let's make the final 21 posts count and as Mumngran says, end on a high.

I'm really not sure what planet the first aunt is on (seriously? She called herself that??) She still thinks the DDP is the one who's been hard done to because of her professional relationship with him. He may organise corporate events or carnivals but clearly his ideas for this were ludicrous! She's so scared of her looking silly to him she'll ride roughshod over her own (vulnerable) sister. Whilst I think silence would have the most impact I couldn't resist replying... ^^ what zipzap said about MN creating a line by line response you don't actually have to send it but it would be a giggle

I'll start.

Dear first aunt NAME...

MumnGran Fri 28-Jun-13 18:18:19

I am in receipt of your self absorbed, arrogant and offensive garbage email

doubleshotespresso Fri 28-Jun-13 18:30:59

Wise words as always from Mumngran -thank-you.

It would be therapeutic to write a response would it not? I will think on that while I put my lasagne together....hmmmmmm.

Before that though I will read back as I obviously missed the MN etiquette lesson being given...... Again. how odd.

doubleshotespresso Fri 28-Jun-13 18:32:10

Calamity yes she called herself First Aunt..... All very indulgent and frankly bonkers..... hmm

SauvignonBlanche Fri 28-Jun-13 19:27:31

If I don't believe a post I wouldn't waste my time reading to page 40 and then say so. hmm

SauvignonBlanche Fri 28-Jun-13 19:29:35

and I believe you may need professional help..

doubleshotespresso Fri 28-Jun-13 19:35:19

Let us end this friend in the spirit it grew in.....

Friends DH just turned up ....... With Champagne and a lovely card from friends parents congratulating us ......

doubleshotespresso Fri 28-Jun-13 19:36:14

Sorry end this thread! Cooking and typing -cooking and typing!

SauvignonBlanche Fri 28-Jun-13 19:39:32

Oh that's lovely! grin
Cheers! wine

doubleshotespresso Fri 28-Jun-13 19:42:11

Isn't it?

They also sent a massive selection box of different ice-creams too for the kids..... Now need to find room in the freezer before they get seen before dinner!!! I may need a sledgehammer-oooeerr.....

CalamityJ Fri 28-Jun-13 22:03:16

Just goes to show being a good friend has it's often unexpected rewards. When you first started this thread I bet you didn't think you'd have to play hide and seek with an ice cream selection box! [grim] grin

In the world of meeja it may be perfectly normal to host an event where guests are expected to buy gifts ranging from £30-to £300 such as currency wallets, cosmetics, trinkets, jewellery, pampering breaks, personalised hand-bound stationery and photo albums but...

PedantMarina Thu 25-Jul-13 16:02:16

What a rollercoaster! Outrage, admiration, Drama Queens (I mean Fronk), happy tears, Absolute MN Goddesses, etc.

Am heading over to the other thread, but wanted to ponder (I believe I may be the first):

Does the Friend's DSis, by any chance, work for Bounty?

pigletmania Tue 20-Aug-13 23:31:42

Double how was te christening. Did it go well

clarasebal Wed 18-Sep-13 19:09:35

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