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True, but for 99.9% of the names in my database which are traditional American names

Like Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun, US citizen since April 15, 1955? Even the rules for processing his name in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are everything but homogeneous. How would you process it? (Hint: wrong. No matter how you process it.)

If Wernher was an Austrian citizen, his name would be illegal. No "von", no "Freiherr". Just "Wernher Magnus Maximilian Braun". So if some naive Austrian coder would have written a database, he would perhaps automatically remove "von" and "Freiherr". But then again, he would be wrong. Wernher was US citizen, and he previously was a German citizen, so he could legally use his full name, including "Freiherr von", in Austria.

And how would you handle those people? Or this one, for whom Wikipedia lists 10 different names? Or "Ludwell Ebersole Gaines Sr." (random pick from, Charles Emerson Winchester III, Charles "Trip" Tucker III?


Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

In reply to Re^3: Module to intelligently handle names with two last names and other best practices? by afoken
in thread Module to intelligently handle names with two last names and other best practices? by nysus

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