Using the word Master

by Patty P
(Rockaway, N.J.)

Should I use Master in front of a 14 year old's name on his Birthday Card envelope especially when he and his dad have same first name ?

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Use of "Master"
by: Ms P Etiquette

Hi Patty,

​Although the prefix Master is not generally used ​​today​​, it was never intended for a boy over the age of 8. When addressing an envelope for the 14 year old boy's birthday card, you may use his nickname to distinguish him from his father. If a nickname isn't available, then you will have to rely on the family knowing it is for the boy on his birthday.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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