Hi Annette. I also have many ancestors whose middle name was the preferred name. This has been a recurring complaint over at least four or five years. At one time I thought it had been fixed once and for all, but then it rears its head again. FWIW, if you go to a profile and click on the Profile ID in the menu at the top right of the screen, and then click on Name Displays, the page will show you how the name should be displaying in various views on the site. It's not the same for every view, and it may depend on the privacy setting as well. It won't necessarily solve the problem, but sometimes it may give you a clue as to why you're not seeing what you expect to see.