Discussion in 'English Only' started by Hard-beat, Apr 29, 2011.
Example: She's found her Prince Charming.
Is it right to use capitals here?
If so or if not, why?
Yes, I think Charming should be capitalized. It stands as a name, not simply an adjective. Of course, Prince should be capitalized if it is part of a name, as in "Prince William" (but not in "William is a prince").
A small addition to the Mole's post:
We often refer metaphorically to people using names of well-known real and fictional characters. In addition to Prince Charming, one often sees, for example:
Simon Legree (a slave driver)
Benedict Arnold (traitor, at least from the U.S. perspective)
And as above, yes they are capitalized.
Separate names with a comma.