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My friend is Bran.

He had a bachelor party.

Can I title a photo album Bran’s bachelor’s?

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  • No, no you can't. Bachelors for a 'bachelors party' may be okay, but 'Bran's bachelor's' as a noun would be ungrammatical I suppose.
    – Kris
    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:36
  • It's fine. You could call it Cheez Whiz if you wanted to too.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:59
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    This is the kind of question that generates a lot of disagreement. It's your photo album, so you can call it whatever you want, as a couple of folks here have said. I agree with them. If you're going to publish and sell it, then you might want to consider a title that everyone will understand, like "Bran's Bachelor Party". On the other hand, you might want to give it a mysterious title so that people will pick it up and look at it to figure out what the mysterious title means. That's just a marketing decision.
    – user21497
    Nov 27, 2012 at 13:28
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    Using "bachelor's" as a noun is fine in informal speech. (Before I earned my Master's, I earned my Bachelor's. Here is a picture of the diploma, which I have titled "MetaEd's Bachelor's".) If you are aiming for a formal tone, "Bran's Bachelor Party" would be a better choice.
    – MetaEd
    Nov 27, 2012 at 15:05

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If it’s for you and your friends, you can call it what you like. If Bran’s bachelor party is what Bran's bachelor's means to you, then go ahead and use it.

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    OP means to say he wants to drop party altogether.
    – Kris
    Nov 27, 2012 at 12:34
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    Then he can, as I have said. Nov 27, 2012 at 12:36
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Bran's bachelor party is correct (Wikipedia also thinks so), and just using "Bran's bachelor" would be confusing. Bran's bachelor's is also unclear as to what it is referring.

If you're looking for a shorter name, the Wikipedia article lists some other ways to call a bachelor party that are common in other countries, like stag night or buck's party.

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