Usual first name.
Posted 13 June 2004 - 11:27 AM
Alfred would tell us to use the Alt-name function, but this still does not help in emphasizing What we want to achieve. I manage a 40000 plus data base, and when possible, I ask my sources to underline the first name.
Posted 13 June 2004 - 07:48 PM
I am not familiar with how these multiple names work. I speak and understand every world language and custom, except Greek, and anything but middle USA English is Greek to me. (Just an old grammar school joke, I am surprised that I can remember it.))
How would the nickname work? It should work just fine if the name is not part of the given name, and even if it is, and not the 'first' of the names. The nickname can be noted either with parenthesis or quotation marks.
A way to emphasize the part of the name that is actually used might be worth looking into though.
Posted 14 June 2004 - 12:05 PM
Posted 28 June 2004 - 05:52 PM
I have a number of relatives who go (or went) by their middle names rather than their first names, but I would not really classify their middle names as "nicknames." For example, my grandfather James Claude Green always went by his middle name Claude. I created a new fact called "Name preference," with the associated sentence for reports reading "<He/she> was generally known by <his/her> middle name <value>" -- the value in this case being "Claude."
I usually put a sort date in of the day after the individual's date of birth, so that in automatically generated reports the name preference comes immediately after the report of the person's birth.
Posted 01 July 2004 - 11:01 PM
Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:05 AM
Lists->Fact Type->New Type
Lists->Fact Type Lists->Design new fact type
--- "GENEALOGY, n. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own." - Ambrose Bierce
--- "The trouble ain't what people don't know, it's what they know that ain't so." - Josh Billings
K e V i N
Posted 02 July 2004 - 07:47 PM
|QUOTE (yksin @ Jun 28 2004, 06:52 PM)|
|I have a number of relatives who go (or went) by their middle names rather than their first names, but I would not really classify their middle names as "nicknames." |
I, also, have ancestors who went by their middle name, including my mother who insisted that only that name appear on her headstone, which after much discussion all five of us children finally agreed. I put the middle name in the nickname box because essentially it was a nickname because all legal records use only the given name or initial and later generations need to know to look for my ancestors and related lines in non-legal (e.g. census) areas by the name usually used by the person. Gosh that got convoluted, but I think I got my meaning across. There has to be a consistent way of letting future generations that a lot of people they may be tracking used a name other than the first name.
Posted 26 August 2004 - 10:59 AM
I am not sure if my suggestion would address all of your issues.
Posted 27 August 2004 - 08:33 AM
Posted 28 August 2004 - 09:44 AM
That's my opinion
Posted 28 August 2004 - 10:47 AM