Changing default person name

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by grkuntzmd, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. grkuntzmd macrumors newbie


    Dec 11, 2008
    New Jersey, US
    For reasons that I will not go into here, I have a first initial and middle name, not a first name and middle initial like most people. It played havoc with the registrar at my college :).

    My Address Book card has my first name as "G" and my middle name as "Ralph". Whenever programs automatically fill in my name, they use my first initial only. For example, Pages puts my author name as "G Kuntz".

    Is there any way to get my default name to be "G Ralph Kuntz", other than setting my first name to "G Ralph" and my middle name to blank ("")?

    Thanks, G Ralph Kuntz MD
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    Is there any situation where entering your first name as "G Ralph" does not provide the desired results?

    Since applications individually request information from address book, I don't think there is a universal way to "always request both first and middle name" when filling out forms and the like.

    If Autofill in Safari is the problem, you can deselect "Using info from my Address Book card" in the preferences.
  3. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    Have you tried putting G Ralph in the first name field & leaving the middle name field blank?

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