It's not clear to me how both surnames should be entered for women who took their husbands surname when they married. On some genealogy websites I often see married women's names displayed in the format:
first middle maiden surname
I like how the maiden name is rendered in italic. I don't know if that's a convention or not, but I think it makes it easy to understand where the different parts of the name came from, and I'd like to eventually produce a document with names in this format.
I looking at the Gramps interface I see a two different ways I could enter names like this:
- Enter the birth name in the preferred name fields in the Person dialog, and enter just the last name as the married name under the "Names" tab.
- The same as number one, but enter the married name as the preferred name, and the birth name as the other name.
Which way should the names be entered? Is there a convention for entering names like this? Additionally, when entering the married and birth names, should I specify the full name in both places?
Edit: The Gramps 5 interface is nearly identical to Gramps 4 from what I can tell.