When deciding on which monogram to choose there are some guidelines to proper monogram etiquette that may help in your decision making.
One Person Monograms:
When printing a monogram for ONE PERSON, the format would typically be:
First Initial Last Initial Middle Initial
so for someone names James Edward Thompson, his monogram would be: JTE
When printing a monogram for a MARRIED COUPLE the format would typically be:
First Initial of Wife Last Name Initial First Initial of Husband
So for someone named Ellen married to Matthew whose last name is Hudson, their monogram would be: EHM
Single Initial Monogram:
Another option is to use just a single initial to represent the first name (for a single person) or the last name (married or single).
No matter which you choose, monogramming a gift is a great personal touch that people will remember.