Pluralizing Last Names for Holiday Cards

Pluralizing Last Names for Holiday Cards

Okay, there are two key rules to remember when it comes to pluralizing last names:

1. Write out the last name in its entirety 
2. You never need an apostrophe 

Easy, right?

Examples:
Smiths
Johnsons
Wesleys

You just have to add an s, even if the last letter is y.

Here are the exceptions:

If the name ends in s, z, ch, or sh, add es
If it ends in x, add es unless the x is silent. 

Examples:
Felix Family will be Felixes
Bordeaux --> Bordeauxs
Claus --> Clauses
Haynes --> Hayneses


That's it! I hope you find this helpful. Happy writing!

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