Monogram Mayhem: Multiple Capitals in the Last Name

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

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