Proper Names

Q. Hi, Style Experts—I’ve found the discussion on indexing in the Chicago Manual (15th ed.) very helpful. Still, I’d like to ask if you could recommend a book specifically on indexing names. We’ll be creating name indexes that will include people of different nationalities. Thank you very much.

A. Nancy Mulvany’s Indexing Books has a chapter called “Names, Names, Names.” That might get you started.