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Religious Name?
Paul Geraghty
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I'm wondering how best to work with the religious name option in the name box.

 Preferably, I would like it to work as follows. Lets say I have someone called Jane Doe. When she becomes a nun she takes the name Mary.

Wouldn't it be best to enter Jane as first name, Mary as religious name and Sister or Sr. as prefix. In the FTB and website profile, name should appear then as Sr. Mary Doe.

Although I don't think religious name is treated as overwriting first name. Am I right or is there a better way to do this? 

Paul Geraghty
Poland
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RE: Religious Name?
Charles Herndon
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I don't know if this will help, but my suggestion would be to show the name as follows:

Jane "Sister Mary"............Doe

Just a suggestion.  There may be better ways of handling it??? 

Charles Herndon
Austin, TX
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RE: Religious Name?
Lior Shaked
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Hi Paul,

Thank you for writing.

FTB and the site show in the tree view only what you enter in the fields for fiirst name and last name. You can add a prefix and a religious name, but since they are not always used or overwrite the first name, they won't appear automatically in the overview of the tree. This is also due to the Gedcom format, that only recognizes the first and last name fields.

So you can put in the first and last name the name that is used most or the one you would like to show in your tree.

Please let me know if you have any more comments or questions. 

Kind regards,

Lior

MyHeritage team 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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