Should GEDCompare look for similar given names as well as surnames?

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I appear to have a match GEDCompare didn't find it because the person is Emanuel Cross in my GEDCOM, but Emmanuel Cross on Wikitree. The product wappears to check for similar sounding surnames, but does not for Given names. I understand if the reason is that this would produce a lot more possible matches, and hence a lot more work.
in WikiTree Tech by Dave Pople G2G Crew (340 points)

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+2 votes
Hi Dave,

I think your last comment hits the mark. It would be nice if we had an option to include first name variants on searches, but I doubt it would be included in the default settings for GEDCOMpare searches.

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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