24th August 2015 at 8:55 am #5252
I fear that it is already sufficiently complicated Nigel, without giving them additional ‘artificial’ names which could serve to confuse further .
However, recording it the way you are is exactly what is preventing FTV from functioning as you would like 🙁 It is written to function according to GEDCOM ‘norms’. But of course GEDCOM is, always has been, and probably always will be open to different interpretations.
Mine would be:
a) that “ap” is not a surname prefix. It is used between two parts of a surname.
b) two names, or one name with variants is a more common solution
Might be worth reading this to get some idea of alternatives: http://wiki.webtrees.net/en/Names:_Advanced_Topics
One thing it mentions is entering patronymic names like this: Dia / Evans / ap / Howell /
(But I confess I’ve never tried that myself and don’t know what FTV does with it).Nigel
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