At this time in New Mexico, United States, we are having to get "Real IDs" for driver's licenses. This is a law from the State of New Mexico that came into effect in 2017 that said a person's birth certificate and any marriage licenses must match the name they are using on documents.
Right now our state courts have a backlog of people who have to get name changes because the name on the birth certificate is not the same due to misspellings on behalf of the county clerk or whoever else did the original birth certificate.
This is causing me to ask how this should be approached on Wikitree? Also, I know of people in the same family who spelled their last name different ways due to the way they were taught in school. For example my mother-in-law was taught it was MacNab, her brother was taught, MacNabb, her father was serving overseas in WWII and could not be contacted and their mother had a mental breakdown due to the stress and couldn't help. The name on one birth certificate spelled it McNab and another MacNab. Then the marriage certificate had MacNabb. All for the same 3 people.