Why aren't middle names used for sorting?

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I just thought of something else that I find frustrating. Why on earth when you do the sort process don't you also include the middle name if people have them? It would really help a lot for weeding things. It's bad enough that women are placed on by their married names instead of their maiden names. I have had situations in the past where a woman had been married 3 different times and some of the people who made a profile for her did not know/and or use all of the names, or the final name. What good is that? It really makes no sense to pay attention to the woman's married name other than for interest in the profile. She should remain her married name for genealogical purposes. If we, like I, prefer as living individuals to be addressed by a married name, that still shouldn't change how the name appears in reference to the woman, anywhere in the genealogical work, in my opinion.

in WikiTree Tech by Darlene Kerr G2G6 Mach 3 (31k points)

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I just did a few test searches and looked through my potential match list and everything shows up with middle names and both married and maiden names.  Maybe the lack of using the "certain" button through the edit process keeps a name from showing up?
by Lauren Conte G2G6 Pilot (113k points)

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