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From: "Douglas, Marcus" <>
Subject: RE: What comes after Senior and Junior on a name
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 10:13:08 -0400
Mabel writes: " I know Senior and Junior are on the first two names
but what label do I put on the third, would it be Charles Edward Tabb
After Sr. and Jr. you start using Roman numerals. Here are some
When a man names his child after himself he becomes Sr.
If a child is named after his father he is a Jr.
If a child is named after his grandfather or another direct paternal
ancestor he can be called 'the second' and uses a 'II' (double capital
i) after his name. This distinguishes that he is not 'junior' to his
father, but is the 'second' in the direct line with that name.
If a child is 'the third', he uses III after his name.
If a child is a 'fourth' he uses IV, and so on for the following . . .
Fifth = V
Sixth = VI
Seventh = VII
Either = VIII
Ninth = IX
and Tenth = X
When reading the name aloud, 'the' is inserted before the Roman
As a third myself I promised never to name any of my sons 'the fourth'
because I knew the confusion that erupted having three Marcus' to
choose from in the family. But a friend of mine who is also a 'third'
helped me see that now it's more of a legacy than anything else.
Almost everyone knows someone who is a 'Jr', and you might know
someone who's a 'third', but hardly anybody knows someone who's a
'fourth'. So now my son is Marcus IV.
Hope this info helps,
Marcus D. Douglas III
(Father of Marcus D. Douglas IV)
From:mabel smitha [mailto:]
Sent:Monday, August 10, 1998 9:54 AM
Subject:What comes after Senior and Junior on a name
I have 3 generations of James William Tabb, and Charles Edward Tabb.
know Senior and Junior are on the first two names but what for label
put on the third, would it be
Charles Edward Tabb the third.
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