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Names_in_GRAMPS}} Der Name einer Person ist ein zentraler Begriff in der Genealogie. In Gramps kannst du den Namen im [[Media:Edit-person_33_de.png|Person bearbeiten Dialog]] eingeben und im Namensreiter oder der Bearbeitenschaltfläche im oberen Bereich dieses Dialogs kannst du in den [[Media:Name-Editor_33_de.png|Name bearbeiten Dialog]] wechseln.
Names in a Name Type== Within a name type, you have several fields to identify uniquely the name.
the person view, people are sorted based on this family name. In the case of cultures which do not use family names, one can use the grouping feature in the Name editor to design a name under which to group people from the same family ( eg, the patronymic).
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Among the formal forenames given at birth some cultures pick out a particular one to use for official and normal public use: the Call Name. (Think of it as analogous to the ancient idea that a person's public name is not his 'real' secret name, knowledge of which would give power over him to others). One of the formal given birth forenames is taken (typically *not* the first) as the Call Name: it is an official name frequently underlined in official documents. The concept is common in Northern Europe; the call name is often a saint's name or that of an honoured relative; or the first name may be the 'spiritual' name, while the call name is a secular one. There are contrasting views on whether a shortened form of a person's name can also be a call name; some consider that to be a nickname; as an additional complication, for example in Sweden, the (official) call name may be a name that is different from any of the forenames given at birth.
Handling names ==[[Image:edit-person- names.png|right|thumb|150px| Edit Person]] The Edit Person Dialog has fields to enter the standard name of a person. In this, the call name can be entered directly here. To refine the info about this name, one can click on the Edit icon to bring up the name editor.
Furthermore, one can add extra names in the names tab of this editor.
To switch a new name to be the standard name, one needs to use the context menu ( right click on the name) , and select ' Save as default name'.
Alternatively, one can save the nickname as a new Attribute as part of the person information.
Name Grouping=== In the name editor, one can override the default grouping of a person in the person view based on his Family Name. This is done by entering grouping information.