Variant Person Name
|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Public Element|
|No||Yes||Variable Character Length (700)||None||Yes|
|Definition:||Additional or variant names commonly used for the person, including nicknames, pen names, or transliterations.|
|Purpose:||Allows users to search for people by any known name. Ensures that users are able to identify and retrieve records about a particular person consistently, regardless of the use of common variants in the search.|
Enter any additional or variant name for the individual.
Use initial capital letters. Enter the name in inverted order: last name, first name, middle name or initial. Separate the last name and first name with a comma. Do not end a name with a period, unless it ends with an initial.
Do not enter Variant Person Name unless Name has been given.
Give explanations of variant names in Biographical Note.