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Indeed a very good question I also deal with at work. We set is as: name(s),; last name,; preferred addressing. Then you can have some options that the users will chose from (radio buttons yeyy!)


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The following is an idea that may be simpler to the users but which involves more effort programmatically: Internationalized Data Model have given_name, family_name and full_name as separate fields in your database in your database, make given_name and family_name optional, full_name required When users are in the American/European context of your ...


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50 characters (of which 15-25, depending on layout, are visible in the form input field) for the family name should be plenty. It's what works well for me, anyway. For consistency, one should assign the same amount for the first name(s). I decided for the number 50 a decade or so ago because the longest realistic name I could come up with ad hoc was 15 ...


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In theory the correct answer is no upper limit for name lengths. Allow the user to enter whatever their name is using whatever characters are available to them so that you will never run into a circumstance where someone is prevented from entering their valid real name. In practice that is not possible to implement. There have to be limitations. These ...


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Given the diversity of names, I wouldn't... set a floor or ceiling limit on name length, OR even break the name into two separate fields. Depending on the country / cultural background of a person, they may have a more Westernized [first-name] [surname] name, but they may not. Why possibly bar users from entering their complete name because of arbitrary ...


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Based on the type of the application you may want to select an upper or lower limit for the names. The upper limit though a tricky approach the lower limit may be 1 char since the person may choose to write an initial instead of the complete name. If your system requires a name then obviously you wouldn't want the user to exit without entering a name at all. ...



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