TMG-L ArchivesArchiver > TMG > 2011-03 > 1300751802
From: "John Cardinal" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Name changes in narratives
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:56:42 -0400
Ian Singer wrote:
> On 3/21/2011 5:02 PM, John Cardinal wrote:
> > The primary name does not have to be her name at birth.
> > That's the usual case, but there are good reasons to use
> > another name, and this is one. My suggestion is to change
> > her primary name to Dorothy Albert Duncan.
> And as we discussed a couple of weeks ago if you make the
> primary name anything other than the birth name you will
> then have no way of knowing what the birth name was, or for
> which people primary is non birth. I changed it for a couple
> of people and now can not change it back as no idea who it
> applies to.
You've lost me. I have many people where I have assigned a name other than
the birth name as the primary name, and I have no reason finding the person
by either name. I typically use a special tag for the name-at-birth when
it's not the primary name, but there are also cases where I explain things
in a name memo or a note event.
|Re: [TMG] Name changes in narratives by "John Cardinal" <>|