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Re: Putting the new wife's name on a building named for the deceased wife
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2011, 09:25:50 AM »
Yeah, that's ugly.

If he wants to honor the new wife, he needs to do it with something that wasn't already named in honor of his deceased wife.  If he has kids by his previous wife, he's risking their permanent resentment.

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Re: Putting the new wife's name on a building named for the deceased wife
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2012, 04:20:51 PM »
I think the most practical thing to do would be to call it the *surname* building. Donor's names are represented, you don't have a long building name, and in the case of subsequent divoreces or deaths everyone can be represented (assuming that the surname is held in common by both partners). Any history of the building can give credit to both partners at the time of donation.

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Re: Putting the new wife's name on a building named for the deceased wife
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2012, 12:40:10 AM »
I think that's the best idea so far.

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Re: Putting the new wife's name on a building named for the deceased wife
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2012, 02:48:38 PM »


I love the picture of him and his new wife ::) What a class act.

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Re: Putting the new wife's name on a building named for the deceased wife
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2012, 03:27:18 PM »
I wonder how he'd feel if the situation was reversed- or if, should his current wife survive him and remarry, she does the same thing.

How fun would that last option be if she did and added her new husband?

It could go from:
the Mary and Bob Smith Bldg to
the Ann and Bob Smith Bldg to
the Ann and Jim Johnson Bldg

The university would *have* to love that right?  ;)

And if she passes away and he remarries, it could be the Ginger and Jim Johnson building.

If this sort of thing becomes a habit of entitled people all over, maybe all building names from donors should be placed on the building with those plastic letters with the magnets in them I remember from when my sisters were little.

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Re: Putting the new wife's name on a building named for the deceased wife
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2012, 03:30:49 PM »
Why doesn't the current wife stop him?
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Re: Putting the new wife's name on a building named for the deceased wife
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2012, 08:26:54 PM »
I agree that the classy thing to do would be for him to take his name off: Instead of the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Theatre, let it be the Dolores Ziff (Memorial) Theatre. If he and the new wife want to endow something else down the road that would be named after the two of them, they can, but not this. It's just all kinds of tacky.



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Why doesn't the current wife stop him?

Because she seems to be quite the gold digger, so it might have in fact been her idea.

I'm glad to see that he's decided against it.