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Even Louis C.K. uses dots (inconsistently, though - both forms are in text sections of his website and on different album covers), and his stage name's "initials" are a phonetic version of his surname, Székely, rather than an abbreviation of anything that starts with either letter. Harry S. Truman also is spelled with a dot, and the "S" doesn't stand for ...


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I think that at least in the US, 'Venkatesh MG' (or '...M.G.') will sound like some rapper type name, like 'LL Cool J' or 'Notorious B.I.G.'. Virtually no one in the US will get that M stands for your birthplace; that just isn't part of naming here. As far as periods, I'd leave them out, but it's not a big deal. On the other hand, as others have pointed ...


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Having a first name written out in full followed by initials is not a usual pattern in the USA, with or without periods; indeed, it is probably a more unusual pattern than having a name which contains internal capitalization, an unpronounceable combination of consonants, or both. As such, I would expect that if you write your name as "Venkatesh M.G.", then ...


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It's your name. You can express it however you like. On the periods (or full stops) between initials, though: it seems that they're still common in the US, but have largely been dropped in most of the rest of the English-speaking world. It also depends on house styles: some US papers, for example, still refer to the B.B.C., which just looks weird to UK ...



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