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How should initials read when using a monogram?

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When choosing a monogram style where all of the initials in the monogram are the same size (for example, cup/napkin monograms M-29 and M-30), initials appear in the following order:

  • For an unmarried female or unmarried or married male - first name initial, middle name initial, last name initial

Mary Elizabeth Ford = MEF

  • For a married female - first name initial, maiden name initial, last name initial

Mary Ford Jones = MFJ

When choosing a monogram style with a larger center initial (for example, cup/napkin monograms M-25, M-26, M-37, M-38, M-39 and M-40), or a larger last name initial (cup/napkin monograms M-27, M-28) initials appear in the following order:

  • For an unmarried female or unmarried or married male: first name initial, middle name initial, last name initial

Mary Elizabeth Ford = MFE

  • For a married female: first name initial, married name initial, maiden name initial

Mary Ford Jones = MJF

  • For a monogram using combined initials of a female and male (out of courtesy, the female’s first name initial typically comes first): female’s first name initial, common LAST name initial, male’s first name initial 

Mary and Charles Jones = MJC

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