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Writing – Identify the proper naming word 

Sep 1, 2022

Naming A proper naming word is the name of a specific person, place, or a thing. 

E.g. – Leo, Germany, Oreo 

Here, all the three words are names that denotes specific person, place, and an object. 

Any name, place or thing is a naming word. But proper naming words represent specific name for a particular person, place, or thing. 

Things to remember 

  1. The names of months are proper naming words. 

E.g. -March, June 

  1. The names of days of a week are proper naming words. 

E.g.- Sunday, Monday 

  1. The name of festivals are proper naming words. 

E.g. – Christmas, Easter  

  1. The names of cities, towns, streets, states, countries, and brands are proper naming words. 

E.g. – Paris, London 

  1. Titles of people that refer to specific position are proper naming words. 

 E.g. – President Trump 

  1. Titles of books, magazines, TV shows, songs, plays, newspapers, movies are proper naming words. 

E.g. – The New York Times 

A proper naming word is always capitalized irrespective of its place in the sentences. 


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