2009/1/27 Peter Landgren <peter.talken@telia.com>

> 2009/1/27 Peter Landgren <peter.talken@telia.com>


> > What happens if there are both a prefix and a suffix?

> >

> > Like Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie d. รค.


> You can enter both, to enter suffix, you click the combobox to have suffix,

> and the entry field updates.

> It is a way to save space only, the alternative is just adding a line under

> there to show suffix and title as real fields, but I believe those are not

> that common.

> The window title shows the full name of the person as per the display

> settings

OK, So it's the same with Patronymic/Title combo box. I agree, those fields are not that common. I think I have used the Title field most of these. You could even save more space by putting all four fields in a combo box and have a label besides it saying "Extra name fields"?

you want common things to be quick. Family name, given and type are needed. One could drop callname, but that is needed a lot in many cultures. I like the fact that it is now placed behind given.
I believe many people will need access in one quick edit to: given, family or patronymic, type, call.
Suffix in English cultures (III, Junior), Prefix in eg Dutch/French (de, van).
Title will be rarest :-)
Grouping many would not be good hence.
The design does allow to add Matromynic and other cultural variants people might want. It is not a common design though, perhaps not HIG ...