UF and NACO: Personal Names
AACR2 Chapter 22 Key Rules
In general, choose, as the basis of the heading for a person, the name by which he or she is commonly known.
Determine the name by which a person is commonly known from the chief sources of information of works by that person issued in his or her language.
If a person is known by more than one name, choose the name by which the person is clearly most commonly known, if there is one. Otherwise, choose one name or form of name according to the following order of preference:
- the name that appears most frequently in the person's works
- the name that appears most frequently in reference sources
- the latest name
If the forms of a name vary in fullness, choose the form most commonly found. If no one form predominates, choose the latest form. In case of doubt about which is the latest form, choose the fuller or fullest form.
Hyphenated surnames.If the elements of a compound surname are regularly or occasionally hyphenated, enter under the first element.
Enter under the first element of the compound surname unless the person's language is Portuguese. If the person's language is Portuguese, enter under the last element.
Articles or prepositions.If a surname includes an article or preposition or combination of the two, enter under the element most commonly used as entry element in alphabetically arranged directories, etc., in the person's language or country of residence or activity. (see AACR2 for list of entry element practice arranged by language)
If a person has used two or more languages, enter the name according to the language of most of that person's works. ...
If a fuller form of a person's name is known and if the heading ... does not include all of that fuller form, add the fuller form to distinguish between headings that are otherwise identical. ... Optionally, make the additions specified above even if they are not needed to distinguish between headings.
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