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Multiple first names or middle names
Vincent Frederik Ernst Gusdorf
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First of all, great job with this website and program!

I was wondering if it will be possible in the near future to fill in multiple first names or middle names as well. In the present situation, a name as John Peter Gusdorf for instance (with John the first name, Peter the middle) is seen as John-Peter. This way, the stats about first names doesn't make any sense. If it would be possible to fill in first and (multiple) middle names separately, the stats about names would be a lot better because you can see how often some name (first or middle) is used within the family (so x times John, y times Peter, instead of 1 times John-Peter).

I have seen a number of posts about this subject, so I reckon there are more people who would see this as a big improvement! 

Vincent Frederik Ernst Gusdorf
Netherlands
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RE: Multiple first names or middle names
Esther Weinberg
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Hi Vincent, 

Thank you for writing to us, and for the suggestion. 

We have gotten other requests for a feature like this.

I will send it to the appropriate department for consideration.

Good luck with your research!

Best Regards,

Esther / MyHeritage Team  

 

 

Esther Weinberg
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RE: Multiple first names or middle names [2]
Per Ericsson
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I just want to add that I also would very much like this feature.

I don't know whether to enter the complete name or not, as there is no distinction between first names (the one you are called) and middle names.

For example, my name is X Y Z Ericsson and I'm called X. But my brother has the configuration X Y Z Ericsson but is called Y.

Per Ericsson
Sweden
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RE: Multiple first names or middle names [3]
Noam
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Hi,

 

For now, I recommend that you add the fist and middle names in the first name date entry field.

Regards,

Noam \ MyHeritage Team 

Noam
Israel
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RE: Multiple first names or middle names [4]
Peter Eldh
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Hi.

It has been a year since Vincent wrote about this and you sent it to the right department. As Per also wrote it's not always the "first" of the first names that the person are called, at least not here in Sweden. The majority of citizens have more then one first name. So it would be great to be able to "mark" which one of the entered first names that is the name they are called.

 Perhaps in a separate box, by right-clicking the name and mark it or by entering an @ in front of it. Anders @Sven Gunnar gives "Sven" in the tree. Some have doubble first names without a hyphen, so Anders @Sven @Gunnar gives "Sven Gunnar".

In Sweden the other first names is not called middle names, so a box for middle name wouldn't do it for us.

Best regards, Peter Eldh

Peter Eldh
Sverige
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RE: Multiple first names or middle names [5]
Esther Weinberg
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Hi Peter, 

Thank you again for the suggestion.

I am sorry that we do not yet offer this feature.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Best Regards,

Esther / MyHeritage Team 

Esther Weinberg
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