Feature #4230

Add support for patronymics / middle names.

Added by Alexey Palazhchenko almost 8 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2009-11-17
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#1 Updated by Adam Piotr Żochowski almost 8 years ago

There are two interim solutions

1) you can create custom fields into names
2) you can type in first+second (patronymic) into the 'firstname' field. Case in point: I did that with my second name.

Typically proper international name handling quickly becomes a mess. Here is a post on Dutch names:
http://www.sugarcrm.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54017
Another on multi part first/last name combinations
http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2008/08/08/8842654.aspx
A different listing of name/title issues (again, with explanations for handling for Van/Von and Arabic Al-)
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Bibliographic/OOoBib_Functional_Requirements/Name_Sorting

Kind regards

Adam Piotr Żochowski

#2 Updated by Alexey Palazhchenko almost 8 years ago

Hi, Adam (I hope this is your first name, right? ;)

1) you can create custom fields into names

In this case this field will be after "Language" – not good.

2) you can type in first+second (patronymic) into the 'firstname' field. Case in point: I did that with my second name.

That's what I'm doing now, but it leads to a unnatural name format.

Typically proper international name handling quickly becomes a mess.

Yeah… Maybe I will create a plugin for my situation…

#3 Updated by Adam Piotr Żochowski almost 8 years ago

Aleksey Palazhchenko wrote:

2) you can type in first+second (patronymic) into the 'firstname' field. Case in point: I did that with my second name.

That's what I'm doing now, but it leads to a unnatural name format.

Head to Administration -> Settings -> General -> User display format. There you should be able to setup how the combination of firstname/lastname should be displayed. Maybe this way you can tweak it to display it more naturally?

Kind regards

Adam Piotr Żochowski

#4 Updated by MoD D about 6 years ago

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