how to choose the right monogram
Single Female Monogram
NAME: SOPHIA LOUISE MAXWELL
*Maxwell is the Maiden name. It is more traditional to keep the maiden name as the middle, but this is not a hard rule.
NAME: SOPHIA MAXWELL JOHNSON
Married Couple Monogram
A married couple may have a combined name monogram with a "Ladie's First" rule. The female
initial will be on the left and the male on the right, with last name in the middle and larger".
NAMES: GEORGE AND SOPHIA JOHNSON
A mens monogram can be acceptable in two different styles. The straight line monogram
is more common for the adult male, and is considered more masculine.
NAMES: GEORGE ANDREW JOHNSON
Children's monograms follow same etiquette as adults. Although, it is more traditional for young boys to have the surname as the middle initial until they reach the teen years, where then they would take on the more masculine monogram style of first, middle, last in a straight monogram.
Couples With Different Last Names
Couples with different last names would typically use a two letter monogram using either the two last initials or two first initials.
NAMES: LEX LANGSTON AND MARY MARTINEZ