There is a Friends episode with Rachel's shower/coming home that has a banner that says, "It's NOT a boy". Phoebe bought an "It's a boy" banner and added the "NOT".
My sister and mom are hosting my baby shower. My sister is a big fan of the show and plans on having a similar banner displayed at the shower they're hosting for me. I know this because my mom told her it was in bad taste and she and my sister are fighting over it--I got put in the middle but have only listened to both sides, but gave no imput. Basically I said, "Whatever you two decide is fine with me". They are both still pushing me to join a side though.
Truthfully, I agree with my mom. I'm not a big fan of the show and it's been over for about 10 years now. I don't think the guests will understand the joke.
Also, my DH is a 3rd and when we announced the pregnancy to his family everyone started talking about carrying on the name. When we found out we're having a girl a lot of people were disappointed at first then came back with a, "well, the next one will be a boy" attitude. DH and I are not disappointed this LO is a girl, we love her exactly how she is. I don't want to give the impression that we are upset she's not a boy. I also do not want to deal with more of the "wish it was a boy" comments and I feel like this would bring it up.
As the guest of honor, am I allowed to tell my sister that I don't like the idea? I don't want to be ungrateful. I'm prepared to grin and bear it if that's what is expected.