Re: terminology problem

Subject: Re: terminology problem
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 09:16:30 -0700 (PDT)

Margaret Gerard asks what the American English usage is for First Name & Last Name.

Notwithstanding the valid issues raised about people whose family name comes first
and personal name comes later, sometimes in a long string of names in some cultures,
I think that if you check American web sites (or those catering to Americans) you
will find that virtually every one asks for First Name, Middle Name (or Initial),
and Last Name.

I'd be willing to bet that if your audience is American English
speakers/readers/writers, they'll figure out what you want where.

Tom Murrell
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