Exact placement of nicknames?
November 6, 2012 5:51 PM Subscribe
As a rule, when writing out a woman's full name in a formal manner, should the nickname, if present, be positioned just before the maiden name, or just before the most recent (married) name? Example: Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier Kennedy Onassis vs. Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy "Jackie" Onassis.
posted by The Confessor to writing & language (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Anecdotally, most names I've seen rendered on Wikipedia use the former method, but I haven't found any formal instruction to that effect, there or elsewhere.