9.6 Proper Names

Care should be taken when transcribing proper names. Initial-letter contractions should be used in proper names only when the transcriber is certain of the pronunciation. If the proper pronunciation cannot be determined, these contractions should not be used. Examples:

Use many in Germany Do not use had in Hades
Use part in Spartan Do not use time in Mortimer
Use word in Wordsworth Do not use ought in Houghton
Use lord in Gaylord Do not use one in Hermione
Use right in Brighton Do not use some in Somerset