Not happy how name is displayed

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James - 11522 was christened Mary Gibson James. Her nickname was Molly/Mollie.

I would like her public profile to display "Mary Gibson" because of the Scottish connection, But as soon as I put in "Molly" that seems to be more important.

"Molly" is also important to the family. Can I have both?
WikiTree profile: Mary Cox
asked in Policy and Style by Jean Price G2G6 Mach 1 (11.8k points)
retagged by Steve Schmidt
Put Mary in the Proper First Name box.

Experiment with Molly as Preferred Name or Nickname - doesn't make much difference.

1 Answer

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Mary would go in the Preferred First Name, and Molly would go in the Other Nickname.
answered by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (166k points)
Jean, you should put Mary Gibson in the Preferred Name to have both names displayed on the Public View profile page.

And Molly (and Mollie, too, if you want both spellings included) goes in the Other Nickname(s) field, as Bob stated.
Thank you for the responses. I promptly made things harder for myself by hitting the "No Middle Name" button, and I haven't worked out how to fix that (yet). But I am happy that the "Gibson" is now appearing on the public profile.
You can change the selection for Middle Name from "no middle name" to "uncertain" or "certain" any time, Jean. However, I don't think it will display the middle name on the Public View if you enter "Gibson" there - at least not for the current privacy level (it's SO confusing!!).

If the current name display is what you want, then no more tinkering is needed.

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