I want a friendly, informal registration form for users who speak either Arabic or English.
Since we use an informal tone, we want to be able to send emails using only the first name, not the full name.

So, what fields do I need and what should I call them? Are there any recommendations/best practices?

Currently, I'm leaning towards "First name" and "Last name" because

  • It's simple.
  • It's well-known.
  • Facebook is using that format, 1B people managed to sign up..

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I'm not sure I get your question, but Arabic forms are very close to English forms. Barring very official, usually governmental, sites, first name, last name, email works! The more official sites would have the extra title field that has titles such as Mr., Mrs., Miss, Dr., Lawyer, Engineer... but even those are dying out.

But yeah, First Name, Last Name, Email and a captcha should cut it!

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