Being a Barnes brings all sorts of new challenges, like how do I handle the plural/possessive form of "Barnes?" Barnes'? Barnes's? Barneses? Barneseseses? Here is what I've learned:
1. More than one Barnes are "Barneses." (Keeping up with the Barneses.)
2. Anything belonging to one Barnes is "Barnes's." (Casey Barnes's wife.)
3. Anything belonging to more than one Barnes is "Barneses'." (We ate at the Barneses' house.)
Looks weird, but it's correct. http://www.getitwriteonline.com/archive/062501.htm
This concludes today's lesson. Hehe.