Re: Alphabetizing Surnames

Subject: Re: Alphabetizing Surnames
From: "Gutierrez, Diane" <Diane -dot- Gutierrez -at- WESTGROUP -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 13:15:22 -0600

There is no rule in modern usage. Examples:
Janice Payne Gibson (uses maiden name as a middle name)
Janice Payne-Gibson (clings to her alphabetical position for reasons that
may have to do with leaving her banking, school, club, etc. records
undisturbed)
Janice Gibson-Payne (convention of using her husband's surname first; often
bestowed upon children in this form)
Mario Diaz-Cortes, Mario Diaz Cortes, Mario Diaz C.(Hispanic custom of using
both the patronymic and then matronymic.)
***Just ask the person the preferred format of her name.*** --Yours, Diane
Plassey Gutierrez, (esposa de Edgar Gutierrez Diaz.)


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