Monogram Etiquette 101

Monogramming is an art that we respect here at United Monograms. Sometimes people ask the question, why are those initials not in the right order? As the #1 Online Shop for Monograms- We are here to answer that question for you!

 

These people clearly need a little lesson in Monogram Etiquette. Since you know we love to monogram everything, here is the etiquette we go by when monogramming.

First Name, LAST NAME, Middle Name. The reason why the last name traditionally goes in the middle is because the last name is most important and should stand out! You should be proud of your family name. Your last name initial will be slightly larger than the others in the center. Example: Anne Marie Price would have the monogram aPm

First Name, NEW LAST NAME, Maiden name (or middle name if you prefer). When a woman is married, a few things in the monogram world are up to her! She can ditch her middle name completely, and use her last name as her new middle name OR she can keep her middle name. This is your preference, or whichever you choose when you change your name! We think either one is acceptable! Example: If our friend Anne Marie Price married David Brown her monogram would be EITHER (option 1): aBp or (option 2): aBm

 

Bride's First Name, MARRIAGE LAST NAME, groom's first name. The reasoning for this one is easy, ladies first! Since Anne & David Brown are now happily married, their shared monogram would be: aBa

1067 comments

Susan

Thanks for the info. ❤️

Susan
Abby

I’ve always wanted to know the difference

Abby
Becky

Love me some monograms!!!

Becky
Katie Owen

I can’t wait to get married and get my new monogram 😍

Katie Owen
Mandy

Love my monograms!

Mandy
Mattison Gerber

Wow, I had no idea that your monogram changed after you got married. I think when that happens I’ll just keep my middle initial.

Mattison Gerber
Rachael

Love love!! I did know about maiden names! I’m might have to have a few done like that as well!! 💕

Rachael
Amber Vincent

Very Informative!

Amber Vincent
Megan

I honestly never even knew there was “monogram ettiquette” until reading this. I recently got married and love EVERYTHING monogrammed with my new last initial 😊

Megan
Katelyn

Love it!

Katelyn
Alyssa martin

I learned this in my crafts class when we had to design our own monogram!!! Very very cool and unique to each individual person!!!!

Alyssa martin
Katie

I love all the things monogram. Starting to accumulate a good collection❣️

Katie
Jennifer Miller

This is great to know!!

Jennifer Miller
Allison

Amazing to know!

Allison
Allison

Amazing to know!

Allison
Kimberly Alford

I never knew about this! So glad I found this😍

Kimberly Alford
claire sloan

Thank you for this blog post! Now I know how to order the correct monogram for my daughter!

claire sloan
Helen Nguyen

I love your company ♥️

Helen Nguyen
Kathryn

This was like required reading before getting married!

Kathryn
Dana Marsh

Love this!

Dana Marsh
Emma Sunderland

I always wondered about the maiden vs middle initial!

Emma Sunderland
Kaleigh Wickersham

Great information!! Love your blogs! 💗

Kaleigh Wickersham
Anna Clay

This was super interesting!

Anna Clay
Angela

Have always wanted to know what the difference was <3

Angela
Rosa Ortega

Wow

Rosa Ortega

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