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

Penny Olson

Great information if you’re new to the monogram world!

Penny Olson
Candy

I love that the last name is in the middle and bigger than the other names.

Candy
Hannah

Super cool! I always wondered why the letter went in that order!

Hannah
Selena Frazier

I think this is so neat. 💕

Selena Frazier
Lauren

Finally someone explained it!

Lauren
Kari

Love the monograms!

Kari
Cheyanne W

AWESOME ways to use monos!

Cheyanne W
Brooklyn Ostrowski

Wow this is very interesting!!

Brooklyn Ostrowski
Kenzie

I have always wondered about the couples monogram at weddings! Great to know!

Kenzie
Barbara Pacific

I ALWAYS wondered why that was! Thank you

Barbara Pacific
Cortney

This is so cool! I love this company! You all make the absolute cutest clothes 😍😍😍

Cortney
Alyssa

Very informative. Never knew about the couple monogram!

Alyssa
Skyler Rohrbaugh

I have been obsessed with monogrammed clothing for the longest, and now that I’m getting married I can’t wait to order through you guys for my bride and bridesmaids flannels 😍

Skyler Rohrbaugh
Amy Davis

Yesss! I love monograms! I want to meet the person who came up with this idea.. I love how it’s set up and it looks great on clothing items!

Amy Davis
Taylor isabella

I cannot wait until I’ll be mrs Taylor Jones!!! I’m definitely going to have to stock up on some cute monogram shirts!!

Taylor isabella
Courtney Miller

I’m married and choose the way without my maiden name!! I love it so much more since my old initials were CMF and now it’s CFM but I always monogram CMM.

Courtney Miller
Chloe

I actually saw a post someone made wondering how monograms worked if you have 4 names. Interesting!

Chloe
Sabra Martin

I’ve always wondered why everyone chose to capitalize and place the first letter of their Last name in the middle of their monogram. I obviously did the same following the crowd 😂thank you for writing this article!! It definitely makes sense to me now!

Sabra Martin
Sabra Martin

Ive always wondered why everyone chose to capitalize and place the first letter of their Last name in the middle of their monogram. I obviously did the same following the crowd 😂thank you for writing this article!! It definitely makes sense to me now!

Sabra Martin
Brittany

I love monogram I’ve always been a big fan they do such a great job

Brittany
Rebecca Camarillo

Thank you for the great info !

Rebecca Camarillo
Laura Elaine Bice

Great breakdown!! Monograms sometimes can be confusing but they are always gorgeous!!

Laura Elaine Bice
Megan Whitehead

I didn’t realized people did monograms for married couples, I always thought it was just got one person

Megan Whitehead
Dana Hurley

I didn’t realize that there were so many different monogram options! Very nice to know. Thank you!

Dana Hurley
Hannah Young

What a Great company!

Hannah Young

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