Names are more complicated than you’d think. At least if you’re doing them right. Most genealogists I know don’t really understand much beyond their own cultural norms so they make a hash of others. This is an impressive article by someone who seems committed to finding the real answer. He had my heart when he quoted another genealogist who said, “There is no excuse for software that pretends 80% of the people in the world are wrong about their own names.”
- Tony Proctor, “One Name to Rule Them All,” Parallax View, Feb. 3, 2014.
Revised Sept. 22, 2021 to add link.