Monogram Etiquette



The following applies to our acrylic, wooden, and crystal gifts:

Interlocking Monogram is normally used for females only. With both the Interlocking and Round Monograms, the last name will be the largest letter in the center. The Round Monogram can be used for both males and females. The Block Monogram (normally the male monogram) will appear First Name, Middle Name, and Last Name in all caps. Cursive lettering is for full names, dates, or written text. Greek lettering is normally used for sorority and fraternity symbols. All crystal  items will be personalized as they are shown in the photograph.

The following applies to our embroidery monograms:

Individual Monogram Etiquette - The most common rule is first name initial, last name initial and middle name initial, in that order. So Mary Elizabeth Graham's monogram would look as follows:
M G E

Married Monogram Etiquette (2 Choices)


Modern Monogram Etiquette:
The most common rule is Woman's First Name, Married Last Name, Husband's First Name. So Mary Elizabeth Graham married to Harry William Smith's monogram would look as follows:
M S H

Traditional Monogram Etiquette: The most common rule was Woman's First Name, Married Last Name, Woman's Maiden Name. So Mary Elizabeth Graham married to Harry William Smith's monogram would look as follows:
M S G