What are this person’s initials?
propterhoc · 18/12/2019 22:54
I’ve bought someone a personalised item for Christmas but DH thinks I’ve got their initials wrong. Help.
The name is (well, it isn’t) Amy Beatrix Clarke-Daniels.
I think the initials are ACD or ABCD.
DH thinks they should be AC or ABC.
GlamGiraffe · 18/12/2019 23:07
Hyphenated surname, both parts use their initial.
Gift recipient would not be impressed by your husband. I would think he was nuts as It would seem like he was ignoring the second part Of my surname (possibly on purpose, as some people with an issue over double barrelled names deliberately do that IME).
MyNewBearTotoro · 18/12/2019 23:11
ABCD or ACD would both seem right depending on if you want to include their middle name. Both initials of the double-barrelled name should usually be included, although of course it’s always possible this person is an exception and chooses not to initial it. Does DP know this person well and speak from experience of them using initials or is he just basing it on what he (wrongly) considers to be the norm for hyphenated surnames?
GlamGiraffe · 18/12/2019 23:12
If it's something you are for example having engraved like cufflinklinks (but not for Amy!)
The initial order doesn't necessarily go in the same order as the name is written either, although of course you can do that. Traditionally the surname initials (s) go in the middle with the first bane initial on the left and middle on the right. Its weird.
It would be A CD B! Very strange
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