Should "della" be capitalized in the middle of an Italian business name?
April 6, 2010 9:25 AM Subscribe
Italian speakers/readers/writers: my client is naming his new business "Studio Della Statua" or "Studio della Statua". I know that in English, the second capitalization scheme would be fine, but...
posted by amtho to writing & language (9 answers total)
... it seems that in Italian, the "Della" might be capitalized as part of the title, partly because in conversation the name of the business might be shortened to just "Della Statua".
He's not a native speaker of Italian, but he's been living in Florence for a number of years and is pretty sharp. He knows a lot more about Italian than anyone else I know, but I know only a few words from some songs.
Examples of similar reputable business titles with "della" in the middle would be awesome.
He's been working on a logo (all three words) with "della" in lower case, but wants to capitalize all three words where they're used in the text. I'm going to suggest that consistency would be best with a business name, but would like a little more knowledge myself first.
We have a phone call scheduled at 3:00 EDT. He has the flu. I'm going to try to keep it simple :)