Jarrah White – What does he believe? Jul 19, 2011 8:47:32 GMT -4
Post by Bob B. on Jul 19, 2011 8:47:32 GMT -4
I use last names all the time out of tradition. For instance, if I were writing about Apollo 11, I'd give the astronauts full names initially to introduce them, but thereafter I'd just refer to them as Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin (as I'm sure any writer would). It's easier to read and it leaves less doubt about who is being referred to. I also think calling a person of high esteem by their first name it too informal.