Monogram Types

The traditional method of a woman's or girl's three letter monogram is the first letter of the last name will be in the center of the monogram and will be depicted as the larger of the three letters.  The first initial of the woman's or girl's name will be depicted smaller on the left and the middle initial of the woman's or girl's name will be depicted smaller on the right.  Per example:  Sophia Pritchett Hayes will be depicted as "sHp".

When choosing to do a couple's monogram, the first letter of the shared last name will be in the center of the monogram and will be depicted as the larger of the three letters.  Then according to tradition, the man's first initial will be on the left and the woman's first initial will be on the right.  Per example: William and Sophia Hayes will be depicted as "wHs"

For a man's or boy's monogram it is straightforward and simple.  All initials appear in the order that they are in the name and all letters are depicted in the same size.  Per example: William Patrick Hayes will be depicted as "WPH".