14840Re: Proper Names/Nicknames
- Apr 14 6:42 AMFor a person known by middle name: Frank "Roy" Chappell (name used in quotes)
For a person known by a nickname: (Sonny) William Earl McGuilvary (name used precedes in brackets)
Aunts and uncles: (Aunt) Patricia Lorraine (Guerney) Rayment (maiden name in brackets but I also used married name) *note: I only identify someone as aunt/uncle when the report is to/for a specific person, otherwise the reference may be wrong.
--- In email@example.com, Karen Minnemeyer <kamiki1@...> wrote:
> This is a problem I have encountered so many times and I am wondering how
> everyone else handles it.
> My family, for generations, has had the habit of using middle or nicknames for
> people throughout their lives. I have always stuck with using given names for
> my genealogy work, listing nicknames as additional names. But this has become a
> problem when labeling photos.
> An example: my Aunt was named Ravena May but was called Susie from birth. My
> son was looking through one of my binders and found a photo of Ravena and asked
> who the heck Ravena was. I had to tell him it was his great aunt Susie, the
> only name he had ever known her by. I have the same problem with my father,
> mother, sister, a grandfather, uncles, cousins, etc.
> Examples: My father was Costa Joseph - always called Joe; my mother was Lydia
> Margaret - always called Marnie; my sister was Margaret Joan - always called
> Joanne, an uncle was Charles Hollis - but always called Hollis.
> I understand the necessity of using given names, but since I am doing this
> primarily for my son, how do I not totally confuse him and his cousins
> particularly when labeling photos?
> Karen E. Minnemeyer
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