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

543 comments

Anaya M Hardmon

I love !!!!!!!!

Anaya M Hardmon
Alexis Gasque

I loved my maiden name so I kept it and ditched my middle name. I am so glad that the monogram shows all the initials/names on the shirt!

Alexis Gasque
Katie Avila

I was so excited to use my married last name and include my middle names looks better. Was KBL now KAL

Katie Avila
Donna Causey

Love!

Donna Causey
Rylee

I always use my last name! Very informative

Rylee
Loni Crane

I always use my middle name then married last name

Loni Crane
Ashleigh

Very helpful information for new brides!

Ashleigh
Tatiana guevara

Definitely did not know that. I don’t have a middle name but I always monogram my stuff from here with my name, last name then the first name or my other last name. Very informative article as well!

Tatiana guevara
Mercedia R Byrd

Very informative;learned this st sm early age from my Granny!

Mercedia R Byrd
Taylor

Learned something new!

Taylor
Sayler Pierce

Love United monogram apparel!! Plus monogrammed items are awesome!

Sayler Pierce
Rebekah Robertson

perfect explanation! I love it!

Rebekah Robertson
KK

love!

KK
Jordan

I thought traditionally the man’s first name initial went first? Since the couple would commonly be introduced as “Mr. and Mrs. David Brown”

Jordan
Megan

These are great tips for new brides!!

Megan
Sarah Perkinson

Love love love this! 💕

Sarah Perkinson
Amanda Gore Stallings

Follow these rules!

Amanda Gore Stallings
Bobbie Hackett

Good to onow

Bobbie Hackett
Marci

Love the info about married monogramming! I had no idea about that!

Marci
Debra Grantham

So useful! ❤️

Debra Grantham
Makenzie bruno

So very helpful and love it !!

Makenzie bruno
Brittany maraia

So informative! Love it!

Brittany maraia
Shala Fletcher

I’m from OK and everyone I know does First, Married, Middle.

Shala Fletcher
Shala Fletcher

I’m from OK and everyone I know does First, Married, Middle.

Shala Fletcher
Brandy DeLeon

I only have two names :(

Brandy DeLeon

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