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    Where to put Nicknames?


    Will you, please, help me with the following thing:

    1) George Smith T(t)he Black

    2) George T(t)he Black Smith

    The Black is a nickname of a famous person. Where do you usually put it: before or after a surname? Does a nickname require any quotes?

    Many thanks

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    Re: Where to put Nicknames?

    We usually see nicknames in quotation marks between the first and last names.
    William "Willie the Actor" Sutton (bank robber.)
    Luis Inácio "Lula" da Silva (ex-president of Brazil)

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