Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?

Subject: Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Jay L Gordon <jaylgordon -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:19:56 -0600

If you type Andre' into google, it doesn't come up with any main listings
on the first page, but the related searches section at the bottom of the
page does come up with some listings spelled Andre'. I've attached a screen
shot, if it comes through.

Wikipedia doesn't show any listings on that search, but I did search in the
English version.

The possessive version, if this rendering is accurate? I think I'd go with
Andre's. Anything else would look like a typo, and there would likely be
other text in the singular non-possessive to clarify the referent.

OTOH, what if there were multiple Andre's? If accurate, I'm curious if the
name is from a foreign language, or if it's an instance when someone was
being creative. It's astounding the weird constructions I've seen for
names. Yet I'm used to standard academic or tech-style English, so perhaps
they aren't so strange when thought of from peoples' background language.

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Jay L Gordon <jaylgordon -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> A student in a tech writing class of mine asked a question I couldnât
> answer, and Google was no help. Heâs an IT tech at the university and
> wanted to know how youâd show the possessive form of a name ending in an
> apostrophe. Just use a single apostrophe or, to be strictly logical, use
> two?
>
> I asked whether the name may have included a vowel at the end that was
> meant to have an accent but the person typed an apostrophe (so instead of
> AndrÃ, the person typed Andreâ). He said, nope, heâs seen it enough times
> to believe the names definitely end in an apostrophe.
>
> The question, was, in a nutshell:
>
> For the name Andreâ, would you write the possessive as Andreâs or Andreââs?
>
> I told him I had no idea of any convention for that.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
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