Maiden Name Same as Married Name

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What is the work around for a listing where the wife's maiden name is the same as the husband's last name? I am trying to clean up Elizabeth (Babcock) Babcock. The system treats it as if I had entered the married name, only listing one name, and didn't know to list a maiden name. I put it in the Other Last Names and it comes out in the header as an AKA but still does not put a maiden name in the other menus/listings.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Babcock-3915
in The Tree House by Rebecca Peterson G2G6 Mach 1 (16.3k points)

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No workaround should be necessary. Her last name did not change when she married, so there is no "other name" to enter.
by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
But it makes it look like I don't know what the maiden name is and have listed her married name only (Happens all the time in Ancestry.com).
If you include her parents as part of her biography and/or have her attached to them as a child, then the reader will be aware that her maiden name is the same as her married name. I have this happen quite frequently in my family lines because in some of them cousins insisted on marrying each other. I simply explain in the biography section.
What Shirley said is helpful. It would also help clarify things if you cite your source for her maiden name.
Thanks! I'm working the parents angle on both of them which will establish their pre-marriage relationship, as well.
Yeah and I would also just note it in the bio clearly near the top for those who have not looked at the other stuff - in this case I would err on the side of being redundant as it really could be confusing to someone coming in with a tunnel vision sort of look at profile (I sometimes can not find things right in front of me)

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