RE: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?

Subject: RE: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:27:26 +0000

All names are made-up names. Some were just made up more recently. But I agree with Robert that anyone who has (or gives) an unusual name should get to decide how the possessive is written.

-- Dan* Goldstein**

*made up several thousand years ago
**made up centuries ago, I guess; my great-grandfather adopted this name when he got to New York, to replace "BrzÃza"

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From: Robert Lauriston
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 4:13 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?

Most of those look like made-up names, so you'd have to ask the parents who made them up. Could be the possessive should be written with an interrobang or Prince's glyph.

First day of school a teacher friend had a name on her class list, "Ja'mes." My friend says, "James?" A girl says, "It's Jamazz."

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Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?: From: Jay L Gordon
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