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

Abby H

Never knew about the maiden name option for a married woman! Great post

Abby H
Dreia

❤️❤️

Dreia
Jescie Roberts

❤️❤️❤️

Jescie Roberts
Elizabeth Holcombe

Love this! I’m sharing!

Elizabeth Holcombe
Lizzy

So good to know all of this to help me when I order. Almost everything I own is monogrammed.

Lizzy
Kristina

Good info!

Kristina
Sheila

Love all things monogrammed

Sheila
Kiera Giovanini

love this !

Kiera Giovanini
Michelle Stromgren

Great info!

Michelle Stromgren
Jessica Leverett

Glad to see it all in writing!!

Jessica Leverett
Tinkerbelljem

Thanks for the info!!

Tinkerbelljem
Alyssa Millsap

I knew a few these but it was very helpful although my monogram didn’t change I went from Moss to Millsap lol.

Alyssa Millsap
Alyssa Millsap

I knew a few these but it was very helpful although my monogram didn’t change I went from Moss to Millsap lol.

Alyssa Millsap
Jenna

This is useful information to know for when I go to order!

Jenna
Maddi Hayes

I never knew these things. It’s nice to know so you don’t accidentally mess up!

Maddi Hayes
Amanda

This is actually very helpful and definitely clarified some stuff for me! 😊

Amanda
Natalie

Love this thank you for explaining

Natalie
Dyana

This is awesome

Dyana
Kristin loyed

So many people wonder why monogram initials are in that order and I agree your last name is important and should stand out.

Kristin loyed
Brianna campbell

You learn something new every day! I’ve always wondered why we put the last name letter in the middle.

Brianna campbell
Rachael

Wow.. I always wondered. Totally makes sense to put the last name in the middle to stand out!

Rachael
Rachael

Wow.. I always wondered. Totally makes sense to put the last name in the middle!!

Rachael
Candi

Love ❤️❤️

Candi
Jessica Pieper

Very helpful, and beautiful products! I’ve never actually had any monogrammed items, but have always wanted to. Hoping to order soon!

Jessica Pieper
Heather Burgess

Love 💕 United Monograms!!!!

Heather Burgess

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