What You Should Know about Monogramming Styles

What You Should Know about Monogramming Styles

What You Should Know about Monogramming Styles

What’s more Southern than sweet tea, buttermilk biscuits, and barbeque? While those are all hallmarks of the South, monogramming should certainly rank right up there, as well. There’s no better way to personalize something than with a monogram, and with the right options, you add a touch of elegance, fun, or style to things ranging from clothing to bags to pillows and everything in between.

Of course, the sheer range of styles and options can be pretty confusing, so we thought we’d clear the air a little. In this post, we’ll highlight some of the most important things you should know about monogramming styles.

Which Initials?

Monogramming is all about putting your personal touch on something, and that usually means using your initials. Which ones, though? Should you go with a large capital letter representing your last name? Should it be your first and last name? First, middle, and last?

The most traditional is a three-letter monogram using the initial letters of your first, middle, and last name, but with the last name taking center place. So, Caroline Grace Jones would be CJG, with J being larger than the other two letters. However, today, it’s increasingly common to arrange them sequentially (CGJ), with all three letters being the same size. Two-letter monograms are also becoming more and more popular.

Finally, single letter monograms are also possible. These usually feature your last name, but sometimes the first letter of the first name is chosen. What if you have more than three names, though? In some cases, you can include up to four initials in a monogram.

Letter Sizes

Letter size is an important consideration. In some situations, you can use the same size for all letters in the monogram. However, it’s more common to make the middle letter (in a three-letter monogram) the largest. Using the example from above, that would look like this: CJG.

If you intend to use a two-letter monogram, it’s normal to make them the same size. The same is true for a four-letter monogram. With that being said, a four-letter monogram with a hyphenated name may work with larger central letters. Let’s use the example of Caroline Grace Jones-Fuller. In a four-letter monogram, you might choose to go with something like this: CJFG.

Monograms for Couples

While most monograms are created for individuals, you may decide at some point to have both your name and that of your spouse monogrammed together. There are a couple of ways you can do this, including:

• Your first initial, your shared last name, then his first initial
• Your first and last initial, a hyphen, and his first and last initial
• In the case of a hyphenated last name, it would be your first initial, the first initial of your maiden name, a hyphen, the first initial of your spouse’s last name, and then the first initial of your spouse’s first name

Which Is Right for You?

As you can see, there are tons of options when it comes to monogramming! It’s an incredibly rich tradition. We are able to monogram all sorts of items, even things like bedding or adult clothing purchased outside our store. At Fun & Fancy, we’d love to help you find the perfect monogram. Please contact us today or come by the store in person. We are located in Old Towne Station in Auburn, Alabama. We are open 10 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday. We can’t wait to help you find the perfect outfit and accessories for your little one! We also offer complimentary gift wrapping and gift cards in case you are shopping for a special occasion! If you can’t decide what to buy, a gift card would be a great present. Personalization and monogramming are also available.