Lou: How do I subtly find out the name of our neighbour?

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I’ve got a Christmas card dilemma. My boyfriend and I plan to give Christmas cards to the neighbours who live either side of us, but we can’t remember the name of the bloke who lives one door to the left.

We know his wife’s name, but both of us have forgotten his!

So how on earth do you subtly find out someone’s name when you’ve lived next door for the past six months?

The tactic my boyfriend has been using is to listen out in case they yell up or down the stairs to one another, in the hope he’ll hear his name.

So far this has proved disappointing as our houses are too well soundproofed.

Jez suggested that we simply write ‘to next door’ in the card, but surely it’ll just be obvious we can’t remember their names?