Monthly Archives: November 2009

Monograms: a brief primer

So, monograms are hot again.

Those fancy, swirly, old-fashioned initial necklaces are making a big comeback.

Monogram Initial Necklaces

(Thank you, fabulous celebrities!)

But what’s the proper way to do the initials? Which one goes in the center??

Glad you asked:
Traditionally, the first letter of your LAST name is larger and placed in the CENTER, with the first initial on the left and the middle initial on the right.
So my name, Robert Fraser Elba would be done: REF

That’s pretty much it.
As for why my parents chose “Fraser” for my middle name…that I have no answer for.