Initials of Given Names


The initial(s) for the given names of a person


Use of this attribute is particularly useful in those cases where the person’s initials cannot be algorithmically determined, i.e., a program could not determine the initials of a given name due to the number, arrangement, or complexity of the name components.

Attribute Values

In Elements

<given-names> Given (First) Names
<surname> Surname
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The initial letters of a person’s given names
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.