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When writing about someone (say, "Joe Biggins") is it okay to switch between "Joe" and "Biggins"?


The person's name would appear many times and I wondered of changing up would be okay or confusing or whatever. Personally, I would welcome the change and also see it as cementing the person's full name in the reader's mind, but I'm interested in other opinions, especially regarding Hub articles.

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Best Answer E Matt Howerton (ematthowerton) says

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Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) says

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    David Hunt (UnnamedHarald) 17 months ago

    I completely agree about overuse of the names-- especially where pronouns can be used without confusion (when a proper name is necessary because it's not clear who the the pronoun is refering to). Thank you for your answer, DzyMsLizzy.

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Fran Bradford (lotusb34) says

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