Grammar Question

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    Yay! I just received my class list online. I'm starting to input birthdays on Google calendar and ran into a problem. I have two students with the same first name. How do I handle punctuation?

    Here's what I want it to say:

    Title: Name D.'s Birthday

    Description: Happy Birthday, Name D.!

    That doesn't look right to me. Does anyone know what the grammar rules are for this?

    Thanks.
     
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    So you've got two Huberts in your class? Then, yes, your punctuation's correct, since you're taking the initial and period as the last name:

    Hubert H.'s Birthday

    Happy birthday, Hubert H.!

    If you just can't stand the punctuation after the period, use the kids' full last names.
     
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    Thanks. I'll leave it the way it is then. For this particular thing, I'd rather not use their full last names since it's online.

    I just went through my entire list and it turns out I have 3 pairs of students with the same first name! :eek:
     

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