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    Plural of Williams-Jonosky

    I'm embarrassed to ask but I need help. I recently got married and we formed a double-barrel surname (Williams-Jonosky). What would the plural be of that - as in when you sign xmas cards. "Merry Christmas. From the Williams-Jonoskies". Changing "Williams-Jonosky" to "Williams-Jonoskies" just seems wrong.

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    Re: Plural of Williams-Jonosky

    Quote Originally Posted by gwjthai View Post
    I'm embarrassed to ask but I need help. I recently got married and we formed a double-barrel surname (Williams-Jonosky). What would the plural be of that - as in when you sign xmas cards. "Merry Christmas. From the Williams-Jonoskies". Changing "Williams-Jonosky" to "Williams-Jonoskies" just seems wrong.
    It is wrong. When we pluralize a surname ending in y, we just add an s (Williams-Janoskys).

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    Re: Plural of Williams-Jonosky

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    It is wrong. When we pluralize a surname ending in y, we just add an s (Williams-Janoskys).
    Thank you Mike. Really appreciate it. I'm glad hear that we can simply add a 's'. I was not keen on changing the form of my new surname.

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    Re: Plural of Williams-Jonosky

    Quote Originally Posted by gwjthai View Post
    Thank you Mike. Really appreciate it. I'm glad hear that we can simply add a 's'. I was not keen on changing the form of my new surname.
    We treat surnames differently from other words. If one changed the form of Janosky to Janoskies, one would infer that the surname is Janoskie.

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    Re: Plural of Williams-Jonosky

    And not only surnames.

    'Say three Hail Marys.'

    'There are four Bettys in this class'.

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