For those who enter upon a religious life and take a new name, what is the proper way to document these names on wikitree?
I have several great aunts that became nuns in the teaching order of the school sisters of Notre Dame, and numerous others relatives entering religious life throughout my tree.
I don't know if any legal process is involved in their taking of a new name, but they were known for the majority of their lives by the names they chose upon taking their vows. I think some if not all were buried under markers that used the chosen names.
The title of "Sister" seems almost a part of their new name, that's how they were known to us. E.G. Sister Mary Amata, Sister Eligius, Sister Maria Dolores, Sister Mary Herbert.
I think I'd put these names under preferred name, with the title, as the title "Sister" is not part of their given name, but how they addressed each other and how we addressed them.
I am also inclined to put the full double name (when they have a double name) in the preferred name, or at least keep them together in one slot..
I am bringing this up because of some changes made in the wake of the clean-a-thon. One was put into a nickname. It's not a nickname.
I have others in the tree who also entered religious life .. some entered the priesthood -- Father and Reverend are easy enough to prefix and put in - and these I am comfortable with placing in the prefix slot.
A great uncle also became a Brother, but it seems the convention in that order was just to add the title "Brother" and to keep the given name. I imagine it varies.
So, is there already write-up or convention for these on wiki tree?