Which is punctuated correctly below—(1) or (2)? In each example, the writer has one wife, one son, and one daughter. Are the semicolons needed because commas are included, internally, within the subelements (and because they are nonrestrictive appositives)? Number one below looks like a punctuational nightmare, but it may be correct. Could we get away with the second example as being correct (with only 2 commas)? (1) My wife, Alice; my son, Jacob; and my daughter, Valerie, will be at the picnic. (2) My wife Alice, my son Jacob, and my daughter Valerie will be at the picnic. Thank you.