4.05.2010

Deciphering Monograms

coasters by Fontaine Maury and available online here

For those of you unsure about the ins and outs
- or left, right, center -
of monograms, here is a quick cheat sheet to help you along...

Monogram Fact Sheet

Monogram for One Person:
Margaret Olivia Smith

Traditional Sample:
M S O
First Name Initial/Last Name Initial/Middle Name Initial

Contemporary Sample:
M O S
First Name Initial/Middle Name Initial/Last Name Initial

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Monogram for Couple (also known as a Duogram):
Anna and Robert Jones

Traditional Sample:
R J A
Husband First Name/Last Name/Wife First Name

Contemporary Sample:
A J R
Wife First Name/Last Name/Husband First Name