Writing Names

Members help members on grammar, vocab, pronunciation...

Moderators: Krisi, Vega, EC

Post Reply
kitty
Member
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:55 pm
Status: Other

Writing Names

Post by 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

jmio
Member
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 9:52 am
Status: Other

Re: Writing Names

Post by 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.

Post Reply