I have read the full article in wikipedia and this question, but I am still unclear about this, as I am not a native speaker. A quick Google search did not help either. My brother recently received a PhD diploma in Chemistry. I would like to give him a desk name plate as a gift with a small insignia and his name and title. Should it be:
Alexander Doe, PhD
Doe Alexander, PhD
or something else? Is it appropriate to use Alex instead of Alexander?
In all likelihood, he is going to work in the U.K.