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NAME

Data Element: NAME
Definition: Key as determined by each agency. Individual's name (Last, First, Middle Initial). Compound last names (made up of two or more names) should be reported entirely in the last name field separated by spaces; they should not be divided into the last name and middle initial fields. If there is doubt as to whether or not a name is a middle name or a part of the last name, it should be reported as part of the last name.

Suffix may follow last name in that field but the last name should not be truncated in order to include it.

Special characters may not be included except in the instance of an individual having a single name (example, Cher) in which case, the single name should be entered in the last name field and a left bracket ([) should be entered in the first name field.

EX:
Jane Brown Smith
Last: Brown Smith
First: Jane
MI:

EX:
Christopher Warren Thompson
Last: Warren Thompson
First: Christopher
MI:

EX:
Hector Fuentes Y Soledad
Last: Fuentes Y Soledad
First: Hector
MI

EX:
Juan Carlos Ragione Tn Fuentes
Last: Ragione Tn Fuentes
First: Juan
MI: C

EX:
William Henry Adams III
Last: Adams III
First: William
MI: H

EX:
Ralph Sloan Christianson II
Last: Sloan Christianson
First: Ralph
MI:
Standard of Verification: None
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 30
Field Format: L - 18AN
F - 11AN
M - 1AN
Originating Teams: Corrections, Courts and Law Enforcement
User Teams: Corrections, Courts and Law Enforcement
Tables / Codes: None
Comments: None
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 2/87
DATE STANDARD REVISED: 2/91