Danish Naming

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Hello all,

I've discovered some Danish relatives that I'd like to add, and while I understand the different naming concepts, I'm still slightly unsure.

Kjerstine Andersen Bach is the daughter of Jacob Andersen Bach, however from there his father is Anders Thomasen Bach (and I can assume that his father was Thomas). Because two of them use Andersen before it changes, would the generally patronymic name (Andersen, Thomasen) go in the LNAB? I just want to check before I do it and then get it wrong.
in Genealogy Help by Amelia Utting G2G6 Pilot (209k points)

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by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (679k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
Pip, Thanks for the best answer star.

I have already looked here and it still hasn't given me a definitive answer. It looks to me as if Andersen is a frozen patronym, with Bach as the slægtsnavn, and then from this generation upwards (Jacob & siblings and upwards), Andersen/Andersdatter is a true patronym, but I am still confused as to what I put where. Does the patronym go in LNAB, or the slægtsnavn? From what I read of the guidelines, it talked about one or the other, but not both.

Number 2: "Last Name at Birth and Current Last Name fields will be reserved for slægtsnavn and patronymic names" suggests that Bach would be the LNAB and Andersen/Andersdatter as the CLN, but I want to be sure before I create the profile.
If nobody from the Denmark project comes along to advise you try looking at some of the profiles that are under the project to see how they have done it.

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