Here Is The Reason Why C In McDonald’s, McDowell’s And McGrath Is Always Written In Lowercase

McDonald’s opened its doors in India, the 95th country, in 1996.
The first McDonald’s restaurant opened on Oct. 13, 1996 at Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. It was also the first McDonald’s restaurant in the world not serving beef on its menu.
Time and again we all have visited McDonald’s and though our full concentration have been on the amazing burger, fries and the food they provide, we all have least paid the attention to the giant M signs that are put up at these fast food joints.

Have you observed that they write the name as “McDonald’s” and not “Mc Donald’s” that is with space after “c” and that the alphabet “c” is always in small that is in lowercase and D in capital or uppercase?
The reason behind keeping the “c” small and not keeping a space between “c” and “D” and “c” or “G” is that these words are Gaelic term word where “Mc” is short for “Mac” which means “son of”.
While in olden times people used to write and say “Mac,” but the passed and people created a short form Mac and it became MC.
So “Son of Donald’s” came to be written as McDonald’s and “Son of Dowell’s” as “McDowell’s.”

Here as “Donald” is a proper name, the “D” is always kept in uppercase or capital and is when combined with “Mc” it becomes “McDonald’s” not “Mc Donald’s”.
Even in names like cricketer Glenn “McGrath” and popular alcohol brand “McDowell’s”, the pattern is same.


In case like “McDonald’s and McDowell’s” it is true but we must also point out that in some cases like in the name “John McMaster” the master is not the said person’s father’s name but his father’s profession.
Thus the above stands for “John, son of a master ” where John’s father was a teacher or a professor.

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