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Question: It has come to my attention many are asking about the "middle name" of the children. We can tell by the mother if the middle name is the same as her surname; the question is whether we index the child's two surnames or put the mother's portion of the surname in the Given Names field?
Answer: Please apply the standard rule regarding given names and surnames: "If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field." Of course, the opposite is also true; if you can determine that a name is a surname (for example, by comparing the child's name to the parents' names), it should be indexed in the Surname field.
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