Q: With a name that includes a second capitalized letter, such as McChesney or VanDusen, how should one incorporate this name into a formal monogram for stationary, linens, etc.?
A: The first letter of the name is always used for alphabetizing and therefore should be used in the monogram.
Anna Lindley McChesney may be initialed:
A McC L
Anna Lindley VanDusen may be
A VD L