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Writing Names

Postby kitty » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:56 pm

Hello!
I would like to know how I can write somebody's name using acronyms.

ex. David Charl Peter
David C. Peter, David Charl P., or David C. P.?

Especially when written on a book's cover.

Thank you
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Re: Writing Names

Postby jmio » Sun May 08, 2011 2:20 am

I wouldn't abbreviate the person's last name.

Most common would be to abbreviate or leave out the middle name, so "David C. Peter" or "David Peter".

Some authors choose to abbreviate their first name, like "D. Charl Peter" or "D. C. Peter", but I would only do that if it was the author's wish.
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