Forever having a grammatical debate with myself.

When referring to “Larry Stylinson”, one is referring to two people: Harry and Louis. To be grammatically correct, when referring to two people, you would say “They are.” Therefore, you’d say Larry Stylinson are perfect.

However,

Larry Stylinson is a portmanteau, therefore two words (in this case: names,) are combined in one, therefore making Larry Stylinson one name rather than two and when referring to one person, you’d say that person “is perfect.” 

Is it: Larry Stylinson are perfect, or Larry Stylinson is perfect?

"Is" reads better, but I will always have this debate with myself. It’s confusing to me.


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    i don’t think you’d say Larry Stylinson are perfect because when you combine their names together, it’s almost like it’s...
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