Proper nouns, nicknames, or epithets for specific people are capitalized and usually not abbreviated. If the first and middle names are abbreviated, they are spaced and punctuated.
Nicknames, epithets, and fictitious names are capitalized. If a nickname or epithet is used between the first and last names, it is often enclosed in quotation marks and/or parentheses.
Family titles are capitalized unless preceded by a modifier, e.g. ‘I know Mother was born in 1921.’, ‘His mother is sweet.’.
Words/phrases designating people of a country, race/tribe, religious belief are capitalized, e.g. ‘Italian’, ‘Cherokee’, ‘Methodist’. Words/phrases describing a person by skin color, size, or peculiarity are lowercased, e.g. ‘black’, ‘dwarf’, ‘redneck’. Language names are capitalized, e.g. ‘English’.