Answered By: Jackie Stevens
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2022     Views: 169

Surnames that contain prefixes or particles are spelled and capitalised according to the preference of the persons named, for example:

1. van Wilder G, de la Renta O.

2. Al-Faquih PT.

3. Parker-Bowles C.

While hyphens are retained for last names, the same does not apply to first names. When a name contains a hypen, both initials appear. For example, Mary-Lou Retton would be Retton ML.

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