Possessive of a name that ends in X

Subject: Possessive of a name that ends in X
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 17:35:25 -0400

Sigrid Schoepel asks:
>How would you punctuate a name that ends in X to make it possessive?


>We've looked in The New York Public Library Writer's Guide (nothing =
>close) and Chicago (6.19-6.20). We are still wondering, can anyone help?

Since I would pronounce it Ajaxes I would write it Ajax's. (People, if any,
who would say "Ajax book" would use the form Ajax'.)

David (the idiot) Ibbetson

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