Name Type

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See the Credits page for rules for entering the GCD Official Name.

For all other names entered for any creator, choose a type of name from the drop-down list. The type can be left blank in case no determination can be made to which type a name corresponds.

  • Name at Birth - first names and family name at birth
  • Changed Name - first names and family name due to legal change (including marriage or gender change)
  • Pen Name - any known signature, alias, abbreviation, or collaboration
  • Common Alternative Name - regularly used minor deviations of normally credited names
    • Examples:
    • Walter Simonson credited as Walt Simonson
    • Ed Herron credited as France Herron
    • Robert Kanigher credited as Bob Kanigher
  • Studio Name - name of shop or studio worked for
  • House Name - signature worked under (currently not available pending policy decision)

The following ones are deprecated and need to be removed

  • Given (birth) Name – first name and any other legal names other than family name
  • Family Name – surname
  • Native Language Name
  • Other Language Name – name as used in comics as spelled in characters other than our officially adopted language of record. Probably should have a 2 nd field attached, giving the ISO language codes for this

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Policy Votes Affecting This Topic - 2020-03-07 - 2019-11-23