Changing the middle name for a married person

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WikiTree profile: Anne Stevens
asked in Genealogy Help by Tiff Bingham G2G Crew (370 points)

1 Answer

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Edit the profile and add/change the middle name

It looks like with Anne's profile, you may want to change her first name to Anne instead of Anne W.
answered by Kelly Metzler G2G6 Mach 2 (24.4k points)
Kelly, Thank you for your response and your suggestion.  As you've suggested, I've entered her first name as Anne and not Anne W. However, the default brings the "W" in under her maiden and her married name.

Anne was born Anne Whitwood Stevens.  I have entered Anne's middle name (Whitwood) and her first name (Anne) and her preferred name (Anne) which is how she was named as a child.  When Anne married, she took her last name as a middle name (Stevens) and became Anne Stevens Waterman.

I can't seem to find a spot to make this change.  As she was never "Anne W. Waterman" I would like to somehow fix this.  

Thanks for your time! Tiff
About the only place I know of to adjust this would be in the Other Nicknames field. If you want it to explicitly show just Anne Whitwood Stevens as her original name, with her married name Anne Stevens Waterman, then you probably would not use the Middle Name field at all, and just leave her at Anne Stevens, married name Waterman, Nicknames "Anne Whitwood Stevens", "Anne Stevens Waterman".

It's either that, or just annotate it in the bio. The only other option would be for someone to rewrite the WikiTree code to fix this, as the current display options cause this. I've noticed this on quite a few profiles and had to adjust to accommodate the system.

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