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I would go with the second solution. The first and last name can still be saved in different columns but displayed in one single field. It would't necessary be hard to sort by either first or last name. You could do something like this: (from https://www.zoho.com/campaigns/help/contacts/contact-management.html)
Personally I would go for an Office style approach / Career style approach - as the majority of people would understand this. You start at the bottom of the ladder and have to work your way up - getting benefits etc as you go along. I got the idea from the TV series SUITS a little - I have to admit. You start off at the ground floor and have work your way up ...
Designing in an enterprise setting, we frequently distinguish between "Administrators" and "Business Users", the latter meaning users who do not change system settings, but rather pursue business goals with the help of the system. Needless to say, Administrators are Users as well, and usually we talk not of Business Users (because the category often is too ...
I'am using 'public' as a namespace for non-logged-in users.
This is a surprisingly common problem, and you'll find that you can't have everything. Is privacy an everyday issue? Then you need to make them choose an everyday handle that's guaranteed to be noticeably unique within your system, and that's how they'll be known. If it's an issue only with particular activity, then a special system-unique ...
According to the W3C article on names there are a few variations on how names are designated around the world: Given name and patronymic The first part of the name is the given name while the second part of the name is more of a description than a family name in the Western sense, usually used to indicate that this person is the son or daughter of someone. ...
It is impossible to do it automatically. There are many naming schemes around the world, and a person's name may look very differently depending on where they are from. And as you noticed, people also use titles. You will have to leave this one to the users. Ask them for a "Name variant to be displayed in privacy sensitive contexts" or similar. You can ...
You should probably just change the fields to first and last name. But if your goal is anonymity, change the field to first name rather than just name and use the first name.
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