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Names #53

govuk-design-system opened this Issue Jan 12, 2018 · 1 comment


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govuk-design-system commented Jan 12, 2018

Use this issue to discuss this pattern in the GOV.UK Design System.

@govuk-design-system govuk-design-system created this issue from a note in GOV.UK Design System Community Backlog (In progress) Jan 12, 2018

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mikeash82 commented Nov 29, 2018

@gavinwye commented on 31 Jan 2017


Asking for a name

We also tell people the name we have for them but this is done as part of #4 (HMRC header)

@MarkKeeling commented on 13 Nov 2017

This pattern is ideal for HMRC's needs (due to tech constraints) however wider XGov does consider a single entry more acceptable.

@stevenaproctor commented on 15 Nov 2017

@gavinwye Any idea why the service manual says you do not have to mark a middle name as optional but elements says you do? See and

@russellthorn commented on 17 Nov 2017

Register to vote have this page - (but have omitted the optional label for the middle name)

@stevenaproctor commented on 17 Nov 2017

@russellthorn The service manual actually says to leave the optional label off middle name. I assume it will be because people without middle names will know to leave it blank. And if you put it on people with middle names may decide to leave it out.Maybe the pattern needs to be "Middle name, if you have one" or not ask for it at all. What happens if someone with a middle name leaves it blank?

@russellthorn commented on 17 Nov 2017

@stevenaproctor I'm not sure what happens if you leave middle name blank, even though I re-registered to vote recently. I think it does nothing?

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