I have a naming question regarding my great-aunt (Jonsson-2212)

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My great aunt was born in Sweden with the name Elsa Maria Jonsson. She was illegitimate and Jonsson was her mother's name. But when her mother married, she used her stepfather's name, Lundgren, and she was known as Elsa Maria Lundgren until she herself married. But there was no legal adoption.

She emigrated to the US, and all her records are under the name Lundgren. Eventually she married and from then on was called Elsie Blomberg, which is fine.

But for most of her time in Sweden, and in her travel records, she's called Elsa Maria Lundgren -- but this was not her name at birth. How can I get her profile and display name to be Lundgren?
WikiTree profile: Elsie Blomberg
in Policy and Style by Linda Sandahl G2G1 (1.3k points)
What I actually decided to do was put Lundgren in as "name at birth" -- the instructions on naming do say that that might be permissible in case of adoption for example  which is essentially what happened. I added explanatory notes and a copy of her naturalization record which definitely uses Lundgren as her maiden name. .

So I hope anyone who is looking for her will be able to find her more easily.

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Prehaps you could put the name Lundgren as other and it will show up as Elsie Blomberg alias or aka Lundgren. (Opps: I just noticed you already have it like that.) 

For other ideas See "General Naming Conventions" at:http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Name_Fields#Other_Last_Names

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Thanks, but the problem is that her official records are in the name Lundgren, even though that is not the name she was born with. So anyone who was looking for he would probably look under Elsie or Elsa Lundgren. I know she has quite a few great-grandchildren and probably other descendants. They probably don't know that her name at birth was actually Jonsson.

If her "official" records are in the name of Lundgren then it seems it would be ok to "reverse the way you have it" and make the other name "aka"  so it would look like Elsie (Lundgren) Blomberg aka Jonsson. That way her relatives can find her. There are always exceptions to the rules and if there are official records showing the name of Lundgren then that would fit in the LNAB.  

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