what order should initials be listed in a monogram?
A monogram can be listed a few different ways.
These will appear one of two ways depending on the font/style.
Style One: Larger Middle Letter
Traditionally, a monogram reads First Name Initial, Last Name Initial, Middle Name or Maiden Name Initial. With the Last Name Initial being the larger Middle Initial. For example, if you had the name Kelsie Elizabeth Vogds, her monogram would read KVE.
Style Two: Letters All the Same Size or Block Monogram
This style of monogram traditionally reads First Name Initial, Middle Name Initial, Last Name Initial with all the letters being the same size in line with one another. For example, if you had the name Kelsie Elizabeth Vogds, her monogram would read KEV.
His and Her Monogram
There are two schools of thought on the order in which a couple’s monogram should appear and either order is acceptable. We recommend that once an order for initials is decided on that all future items are monogrammed in this same order for aesthetic purposes, but that’s just us! There’s no right or wrong way to style your family monogram!
Style One: Ladies First
The wife’s first name initial, the couple’s married last name initial in the center and largest letter followed by the husband’s first name initial. For example, Kelsie & Brice Robinson would be KRB.
Style Two: Mr. & Mrs.
If you’re all for tradition, then you could have your monogram appear in the order husband’s first name initial with the last name initial larger in the middle and the wife’s first name initial last. The theory here and that a man’s first name and last name should not be separated.
Single Letter Monogram
Style One: First Name Initial
Some trinkets are great with just a single first initial. With this, you can add a little flare to the design by adding dots or flourishes on either side of the letter or a frame around the letter. First name of Kelsie would appear as a single “K.” This style is popular for unmarried young women.
Style Two: Last Name Initial
The single last name letter is great for barware, towels and stationary. This would appear as a single “R” for a couple with the last name Robinson.
double Letter Monogram
If you don’t have a middle name or don’t want to include it you can use your two initials to create a two-letter monogram. The letters will be the same height and will appear in the following order: First Name, Last Name.
full name Monogram
An alternative to monograms is personalizing with a full name. Personalize your item with your Full First Name, Last Name or both. We offer many fonts to choose from when personalizing with a Full Name in upper and lowercase or all uppercase formatting.