This OK with the punctuation?
My wife Jennifer, my brother Patrick, and my sister Danielle will be attending the board meeting.
(I have one wife, one brother and one sister.)
Obviously, the traditionally punctuated version is a headache and looks ridiculous:
My wife, Jennifer; my brother, Patrick; and my sister, Danielle, will attend the board meeting.
I say this - although techically correct - is an eyesore ... too much punctuation going on here. Do you agree that my first sentence above - with just the commas - is correct as well?