Name Format/Order Issue

Topics: Feature Request
Dec 31, 2012 at 5:11 PM

[Transferred from Family.Show. Entered by dblack]

Could you please add a field for "middle name" in the New Family Member dialog? As it is currently implemented, adding a middle name causes an extra step of having to add and then edit the individual to access the middle name field.

[Transferred from Family.Show. Entered by BAbdulBaki.]

Where did the middle name go in version 4? It seems to have been combined with the first name which is a no-no since I have a combination of languages which screws up the order when not separated.

This is part of a set of problems related to names. Need to have first/middle/last, displayed in the desired order, and be optional.

[Transferred from Family.Show. Entered by jbtibor]
Create option for name display order (first last, or last first)

Dec 31, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Name-display-order could be partially solved by supporting customizable tooltips, and customizable chart labels. Although in various controls, it would be helpful to swap names and surnames as desired or possibly based on locale.

The "middle name" seems to have been eliminated in V4 to combine "names" together, separate from surname. Need to confirm if GED import merges names. Consider reviewing other genealogy applications for how "names" are entered.