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Subject: Re: A question about surnames used on their own vs. in combination with a given name
Author: thegriffon   (Authenticated as thegriffon)
Date: August 6, 2018 at 5:58:44 PM
Reply to: A question about surnames used on their own vs. in combination with a given name by Mar
This is a matter of "Style", and is subject the the guidelines of the publisher. An English newspaper may not be aware of the distinction in Dutch practice, or may have their own rules. The AP Style guide says "lower case particles … when part of a given name … but follow individual preferences [where known]", for example Van Gogh, Van der Graaf. The New York Times says "consult the foreign copy desk" and for well known figures ensure consistency between publicity material and the news columns. For other guidelines they refer to those published by the CIA for foreign names.
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