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How do we use a person's given name, followed by what they're also known as, in the same sentence? For example,

There's just no denying that Barry Allan a.k.a. The Flash is one extremely fast guy.

Not sure if any commas, quotes, parentheses, etc. are needed, or where to put them. I'm kind of new to all this stuff, so forgive me for the stupid question.

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When spelled out, it would be "There's just no denying that Barry Allan, also known as The Flash, is one extremely fast guy."

I would follow the same pattern with the abbreviation.

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I just put the information in parentheses:

“There's just no denying that Barry Allan (aka, The Flash) is one extremely fast guy.”

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The parentheses mark the – er – contents – as a definite parenthesis; appositives are a well-known subset, and so the 'aka' is unnecessary. 'The Flash' travels better light. –  Edwin Ashworth May 31 '14 at 7:44
Or perhaps 'Barry (The Flash) Allan'. –  WS2 May 31 '14 at 7:48
... That reminds me of 'Charlie (Charles) Charles', but I can't remember the comedy programme this was on. He allegedly played for Arsenal, though. –  Edwin Ashworth May 31 '14 at 8:17

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