*please vote on label wording (for DD's clothes)

*please vote on label wording (for DD's clothes)

Joined: March 12th, 2008, 1:22 pm

May 1st, 2012, 2:09 pm #1

I'm ordering iron-on labels in anticipation of DD's camp this summer and also because it seems like a good idea for school, too. DD has an unusual first name (for most Americans, anyway), and a double-last name (so it's a little longer).

Something like this:

Fiona Harris-Jackson

[that's not her real name, but the rhythm of DD's real name is the same).

On her clothing labels, I can include her first name and last name; her first, last and phone number; or her first name and phone number. Which would you ladies do?

1. Fiona Harris-Jackson

2. Fiona Harris-Jackson
123-456-7890

3. Fiona
123.456.7890

What do you think? The phone number would not be our home #, btw--it would be DH's cell #.
I'm undecided.

Thanks!

~K.
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May 1st, 2012, 2:20 pm #2

Since you say her first name is unique. If it was common, Id be afraid that the school wouldnt be able to immediately return the item to you rather than having to wait for a phone call. In that case, Id do the last name plus phone. If the last name is too long, perhaps then just the last half of the last name?

Im currently looking for labels like that for my sons summer camp! May I ask where you are purchasing from?

Im hoping to find stick on labels that will stay put, and small enough for his eyeglasses! Eyeglasses are too expensive to lose!

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Joined: January 27th, 2003, 11:09 pm

May 1st, 2012, 2:37 pm #3

I'm ordering iron-on labels in anticipation of DD's camp this summer and also because it seems like a good idea for school, too. DD has an unusual first name (for most Americans, anyway), and a double-last name (so it's a little longer).

Something like this:

Fiona Harris-Jackson

[that's not her real name, but the rhythm of DD's real name is the same).

On her clothing labels, I can include her first name and last name; her first, last and phone number; or her first name and phone number. Which would you ladies do?

1. Fiona Harris-Jackson

2. Fiona Harris-Jackson
123-456-7890

3. Fiona
123.456.7890

What do you think? The phone number would not be our home #, btw--it would be DH's cell #.
I'm undecided.

Thanks!

~K.
My kids don't have a hyphenated name, but they each have my last name (I kept my maiden name) for their middle name, and whenever I have an opportunity to use their full name, I do! Is that self-centered? LOL

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May 1st, 2012, 2:38 pm #4

it is self-centered...literally self-centered, get it? Oh, I crack myself up!

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May 1st, 2012, 2:44 pm #5

I'm ordering iron-on labels in anticipation of DD's camp this summer and also because it seems like a good idea for school, too. DD has an unusual first name (for most Americans, anyway), and a double-last name (so it's a little longer).

Something like this:

Fiona Harris-Jackson

[that's not her real name, but the rhythm of DD's real name is the same).

On her clothing labels, I can include her first name and last name; her first, last and phone number; or her first name and phone number. Which would you ladies do?

1. Fiona Harris-Jackson

2. Fiona Harris-Jackson
123-456-7890

3. Fiona
123.456.7890

What do you think? The phone number would not be our home #, btw--it would be DH's cell #.
I'm undecided.

Thanks!

~K.
Where are you ordering from? Are they the peel and stick labels or the iron on?

Last year I purchased from labbeldaddy.com and they were stick on labels for DD for day camp. I think they were great for the clothes but for some they did not stick on perfectly (not sure if it might have to do with the type of fabric) I am probably going to order from them again but I need to do it quick as EVERYONE is ordering labels and time is running out.



DD is going to sleep away this year (me too!) and I am frantically trying to get us both ready, labels and all packed as well.

I just ordered the Rub a Dub Sharpie markers and was going to do that since the labels didn't seem to working and especially since the clothes will be washed by the camp - I am sure they will all be off and then there is little chance she will get them back.

But, I would put her 1st and last name and plan on not everything coming back to you. Don't send anything that she loves to camp. They sent me a letter stating that most items get lost or whatever and camp was not a place to bring your favorites - hope that helps! I reread the info from the camp and they ask for 1st and last name on the clothes. That's ok as it won't be seen visibly out in the open.

If you order a pack of labels they will all be the same name so Jane Smith on ALL the labels, unless you order a 2nd batch just with her initials for things that are visible to everyone.

ETA: more info hope this helps.
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May 1st, 2012, 3:47 pm #6

I'm ordering iron-on labels in anticipation of DD's camp this summer and also because it seems like a good idea for school, too. DD has an unusual first name (for most Americans, anyway), and a double-last name (so it's a little longer).

Something like this:

Fiona Harris-Jackson

[that's not her real name, but the rhythm of DD's real name is the same).

On her clothing labels, I can include her first name and last name; her first, last and phone number; or her first name and phone number. Which would you ladies do?

1. Fiona Harris-Jackson

2. Fiona Harris-Jackson
123-456-7890

3. Fiona
123.456.7890

What do you think? The phone number would not be our home #, btw--it would be DH's cell #.
I'm undecided.

Thanks!

~K.
I vote for the phone number, but not sure about the entire name. Makes more sense to use the entire name, but these days so much info can be reached from full names.... so, it's a toss up for me. Depends where the labels would be---on the outside of a bookbag, probably first name only. Inside clothes full name.




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May 1st, 2012, 4:02 pm #7

I'm ordering iron-on labels in anticipation of DD's camp this summer and also because it seems like a good idea for school, too. DD has an unusual first name (for most Americans, anyway), and a double-last name (so it's a little longer).

Something like this:

Fiona Harris-Jackson

[that's not her real name, but the rhythm of DD's real name is the same).

On her clothing labels, I can include her first name and last name; her first, last and phone number; or her first name and phone number. Which would you ladies do?

1. Fiona Harris-Jackson

2. Fiona Harris-Jackson
123-456-7890

3. Fiona
123.456.7890

What do you think? The phone number would not be our home #, btw--it would be DH's cell #.
I'm undecided.

Thanks!

~K.
Fiona K-J 123-456-789
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May 1st, 2012, 5:37 pm #8

My kids don't have a hyphenated name, but they each have my last name (I kept my maiden name) for their middle name, and whenever I have an opportunity to use their full name, I do! Is that self-centered? LOL

xoxoxo
MM
My boys have my name, which i kept, as their middle name, and DH's name, which he kept, as their last. I tell them all the time, don't forget, you're Smiths (not real name), even if your last name is Jones. Sometimes I hint that they're "more" Smith than Jones, in terms of their behavior. Of course, that's not always a good thing if you know my family, LOL.

And I do always write their middle name down where I can.

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May 1st, 2012, 5:39 pm #9

I'm ordering iron-on labels in anticipation of DD's camp this summer and also because it seems like a good idea for school, too. DD has an unusual first name (for most Americans, anyway), and a double-last name (so it's a little longer).

Something like this:

Fiona Harris-Jackson

[that's not her real name, but the rhythm of DD's real name is the same).

On her clothing labels, I can include her first name and last name; her first, last and phone number; or her first name and phone number. Which would you ladies do?

1. Fiona Harris-Jackson

2. Fiona Harris-Jackson
123-456-7890

3. Fiona
123.456.7890

What do you think? The phone number would not be our home #, btw--it would be DH's cell #.
I'm undecided.

Thanks!

~K.
With the phone number there you don't seem to need the last name. And since it's a cell number, not a home number, it seems "safer" since it won't provide a home address in reverse look up.

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May 1st, 2012, 5:49 pm #10

I'm ordering iron-on labels in anticipation of DD's camp this summer and also because it seems like a good idea for school, too. DD has an unusual first name (for most Americans, anyway), and a double-last name (so it's a little longer).

Something like this:

Fiona Harris-Jackson

[that's not her real name, but the rhythm of DD's real name is the same).

On her clothing labels, I can include her first name and last name; her first, last and phone number; or her first name and phone number. Which would you ladies do?

1. Fiona Harris-Jackson

2. Fiona Harris-Jackson
123-456-7890

3. Fiona
123.456.7890

What do you think? The phone number would not be our home #, btw--it would be DH's cell #.
I'm undecided.

Thanks!

~K.
I'm not a big stranger - danger person, but I'd be just as happy if random folk didn't have access to dd's name.

F.K-J 123-456-7890



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