Names: Compound last names

February 2, 2006: Issue 125

When someone uses a maiden name or a family name as a middle name, omit that name on second reference:

Designer Leah Jones Allen quickly diagnosed the problem: a severe deficiency of color. The quickest cure, Allen told the homeowners, was an infusion of reds and gold.

When a last name is hyphenated, use both parts of the name on second reference:

On this tiny lot, architect Andrea Barrett-Keith knew the only way to expand was up. “A new upper level was the Sepulvedas’ chance for a real master suite,” Barrett-Keith says.

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