Just looking for some best practice in storing names. Many people in our church have a preferred name which everyone knows them by. When looking up people in the directory though, it only searches their first name - for example if anyone searches 'Dave' or 'Kate' instead of 'David' or 'Katherine' no results are available. Is there any way I can make the directory searchable using preferred names? Or is the solution to just use their preferred name as their first name on the system?
Currently, while you can have the member directory include preferred name as a field to show, there is no way to include preferred name in the search system, although I've passed this onto the developers to have a look at.
Hope this helps,