Help:Conventions/Person name/Quick reference


The primary name is normally the name at birth (which means maiden name for women). Once a page is added, alternate names can be added for nicknames, alternate spellings, aliases, etc. Each name has up to 4 components: prefix, given name(s), surname and suffix; however, when adding a Person page, you can only enter the given name(s) and surname. Once the page is added, you can add a prefix and/or suffix.