How do I enter multiple names on a person?

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(1) My wife has born M J J, (2) She married, becoming M J C. Had 2 kids. Got divorced retaining M J C. (3) Married me, becoming M J C-Falksen. She kept the C to connect with her kids while they were minors. (4) After they got older, she  switched to using M J Falksen. (5) She legally changed to T E Falksen. --- It seems pretty clear how to handle 1 and 2, How do I enter the compound name-3? How do I enter the shedding of the compound name-4? How do I enter the legal name change-5?
in Policy and Style by James Falksen G2G Crew (840 points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

2 Answers

+3 votes
Hello James,

In Edit, you can add other nicknames, last names and preferred names; as well as, connect spouses with a start and end date.

Then in the biography portion explain the name changes and her (your) reasons.

Hope this helps getting the process started.
by Kathleen Heath G2G6 Mach 2 (20.5k points)
+1 vote
If the hyphenated name was a temporary though legal state, i would enter it under Other last names and I would note that in the bio. You could put C as Other last name also (separating with commas). I'd suggest T E for preferred first name and Falksen as the Current Last Name, describing the history in a narrative.
by Sandi Wiggins G2G6 Mach 6 (64.7k points)
Like Sandi says:

The Other Last Names field accommodates as many last names as you need to list. Just separate them with commas. So for her you can list "C, C-Falksen" in that field.

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