I'm using moderncv to create a CV and a corresponding cover-letter. At the end of the letter, my name suddenly appears:

Thorbjørn Erik Køppen Christesnen.

This is because of the command \makeletterclosing My question is now. How do I add my title to the name here, without adding it to the title of the document? I.E. I want the text to be

Thorbjørn Erik Køppen Christesnen. Degree in a field

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Well, you did not gave us a compilable example code so I have to guess. I used the moderncv template for style classic. Please note that the following code I added and changed depends on the used style. If you use another style you may have to change the corrected code ...

With current moderncv, Version 2.0.0, and style classic you can use and change the following definition of command \makeletterclosing:

    {\color{color2}\itshape\enclname: \@enclosure}}%

You can change it like this (\makeatletter and \makeatother are needed to get @ in your cv code working):

\makeatletter % <=======================================================
  {\bfseries\@firstname~\@lastname}, title to be added% <===============
    {\color{color2}\itshape\enclname: \@enclosure}}%
\makeatother % <========================================================

and change the text title to be added for your needs ...

The following compilable code


% moderncv themes
\moderncvstyle{classic} % <=============================================



% personal data
\title{Resumé title}
\address{street and number}{postcode city}{country}
\email{[email protected]}
\extrainfo{additional information}
\quote{Some quote}

\makeatletter % <=======================================================
  {\bfseries\@firstname~\@lastname}, title to be added% <===============
    {\color{color2}\itshape\enclname: \@enclosure}}%
\makeatother % <========================================================



\cventry{year--year}{Degree}{Institution--3}{City--4}{\textit{Grade}--5}{Description--6}  % arguments 3 to 6 can be left empty

%-----       letter       ---------------------------------------------------------
% recipient data
\recipient{Company Recruitment team}{Company, Inc.\\123 somestreet\\some city}
\date{January 01, 1984}
\opening{Dear Sir or Madam,}
\closing{Yours faithfully,}
\enclosure[Attached]{curriculum vit\ae{}}

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Albert Einstein discovered that $e=mc^2$ in 1905.

\[ e=\lim_{n \to \infty} \left(1+\frac{1}{n}\right)^n \]



gives you this resulting letter:

resulting letter

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