Monogram Etiquette

Monogram Styles

TRADITIONAL 3-LETTER MONOGRAM

When representing a single person monogram, the first name is represented by the letter on the left, the middle name is represented by the letter on the right and the last name is represented by the larger letter in the middle.

Example Shown – Sophia Katherine Edwards

 

 3-LETTER MONOGRAM STRAIGHT ACROSS

Commonly used for older boys and gentlemen. The first name is represented by the letter on the left, the middle name is represented by the letter in the middle and the last name is represented by the right letter.

Example Shown – William George Smith

 

STACKED MONOGRAM

Commonly used for younger boys. The first name is represented by the upper left letter, the middle name is represented underneath the first name by the bottom left letter and the last name is represented larger by the right letter.

Example Shown – Noah Hanes Kerr

 

MARRIAGE MONOGRAM

When representing a marriage or joint monogram, the wife’s name is represented by the letter on the left, the husband’s name is represented by the letter on the right and the last name is represented by the larger letter in the middle. This style is not used until after a marriage ceremony.

Example Shown – Alexandria Patrick Jones

 

 1-LETTER MONOGRAM

Single letters may be used to represent either a first name or a last name.

Example Shown – Charlotte or Carters

 

 2-LETTER MONOGRAM

When representing two first names, a first & last name or a joint household with two different last names, interlocking letters may be used accordingly.

Example Shown - Barbara Goodwin, Barbara & George or Benson-Goodwin

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