can't get rid of erroneous Anonymous in name field

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I manage Pauline Warren (Warren14991) and I added her current last name by mistake. Then I tried to blank it out but once entered WT insists  on a name so I put anonymous. It is an error on my "fix" list but I can't remove it. when I blank it out and press save it anonymous returns ......
WikiTree profile: Pauline Warren
in WikiTree Tech by Richard Robinson G2G2 (2.2k points)
No sorry I am talking about "Current Last Name" - I can't blank it out. I don't want to use maiden name unless I know she was unmarried.

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The way the system works is -- you MUST have a name of some kind in the field, or in automatically inputs Anonymous.

The last name at birth is the default current last name, and can be changed at any time once it is determined that the person married.

I had sort of the same problem but it was in the nickname option I would leave it blank if I didn't know if the person had a nickname, and then Anonymous would appear in the nickname in the end I just put their first name in the nickname option to get rid of it

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WikiTree fills in Anonymous if you leave it blank.  Change it to match her last name at birth and the problem evaporates.
by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (569k points)
selected by Patricia Roche
Thanks for the star Patricia!

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