In the following sentence can we omit the commas around 'Francine'? I'm referring to only two people: Francene (who is my wife) and Joella. Joe said, “My wife, Francine, and Joella will be at the party.” The way the sentence is punctuated makes it appear as though three people are being referenced: my wife, Francine, and Joella. In the interest of clarity, we need to jettison those commas around the nonrestrictive appositive "Francine" and write it thusly: Joe said, “My wife Francine and Joella will be at the party.” Do you concur? Thank you.