This discussion is not only for this profile, but for all similar profiles of people who needed to take an alias for whatever reason (in this case, to escape Jewish oppression during the Spanish Inquisition period). I'd like to get feedback on a consistent way to enter names for people like Garcia Pimentel, also known as Mordecai Abenhacar. Traditionally the ways to enter this have been inconsistent. We have seen use of parentheses, slashes, commas, and the letters AKA. And we have seen it done in the name fields and/or in the Display Name field. Now Geni has provided an "Also Known As" field. Should we begin using that for these cases? I propose the following standard:
* First, Middle, and Last name Fields should contain the Birth Name
* Display Name Field should be in the form: Birth Name, AKA Alias Name
* Also Known As Field should be the Alias Name
This is just my suggestion. What does everyone else think?
Thanks and best regards,