Styles for the Person Schema
The Person schema is defined online HERE. It mainly consists of a person’s name(s), address(es), and email address(es).

PersonName and AdditionalNames

The schema stores each person’s name as a suite of fields:
  • name_prefix
  • first_name
  • middle_initial
  • last_name
  • name_suffix
As such, each field's style will be defined, and then collectively the various formats of presentation will be defined.

name_prefix

Name prefixes are, for the most part, titles of honor and respect. Therefore, follow title case for capitalization rules for creating the abbreviated version, as the abbreviated version is preferred. Because name prefixes should be standardized, a list of common prefixes follows:
Prefix
As Entered
Abbot
Abbot
Admiral
Adm.
Ambassador
Amb.
Baron
Baron
Baroness
Brnss.
Bishop
Bishop
Brigadier General
BG
Brother
Br.
Captain (Army)
CPT
Captain (Navy)
Capt.
Chancellor
Chan.
Chaplain
Chapln.
Chief Petty Officer
CPO
Commander
Cmdr.
Colonel
COL
Colonel (Retired)
COL (Ret.)
Corporal
CPL
Count
Count
Countess
Cntss.

first_name and last_name

All names should be entered using the upper/lowercase letters, punctuation and spacing as indicated by the individual with one exception. Use the full legal spelling and format of the first name if the individual uses only the initial of their first name or prefer their middle name.
Hyphenation may be used to separate double names.
Examples:
first_name
last_name
Federico
de la Cruz
Abu
El-Haj
Mary-Jane
Mitchell Green
Stephanie
a’Court
Donald
StantonBaker

middle_initial

This should always be capitalized and followed by a period.

name_suffix

Suffixes, like prefixes, are to be entered from a standardized list using the abbreviated version. What follows is a list of common suffixes:
Abbreviation
Name suffix
II
Second
III
Third
IV
Fourth
AC
Companion of the Order of Australia
AK/AD
Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia
AM
Member of the Order or Australian
AO
Officer of the Order of Australia
BEM
British Empire Medal
BM
Bravery Medal
CH
Companion of Honour
COMDC
Commissioner of Declarations
CPA
Certified Public Accountant
CV
Cross of Valour
DDS
Doctor of Dental Medicine
DFM
Distinguished Flying Medal
DO
Doctor of Osteopathy
DSC
Distinguished Service Cross
DSM
Distinguished Service Medal
ESQ
Esquire

PersonEmail and AdditionalEmails

Both of these are to be entered in lowercase.

PostalAddress and AdditionalPostalAddresses

All information is entered as title case.

Address1 and Address2

Capitalize street names, road names, park names, and building names. (CC_ID 06168)
Secondary Address Unit Designators - If the address is multi-unit apartment or building, place the room, suite, or apartment number in the Address2 field. If the secondary unit designator is not provided and only a pound sign (#) along with the number is provided, i.e., 3454 N. Jones #4, then remove the (#) and replace it with the abbreviation for number (“No”).
Code
Description
Example
Address1
Apt
Apartment
102 Main St
Apt 101
Bldg
Building
1600 Central Pl
Bldg 14
Dept
Department
Florida Tech
Accounting Dept
Fl
Floor
2700 College Blvd
4 th Fl
Rm
Room
55 Sylvan Blvd
Rm 18
Sp
Space
454 N Jones Rd
Sp 6
Ste
Suite
1356 Executive Dr
Ste 202
No
Number
4170 Cherry La
No 26
Numeric Street Names - When the street name is a number, add an abbreviated ending in lower case letters. Examples:
  • 2nd Avenue
  • 23rd Street
  • 40th Avenue
Rural Routes - The following addressing format is used for rural routes address: RR____, BOX____. Do not use the words ‘RURAL,’ ‘RUTA RURAL,’ ‘RFD,’ ‘BUZON,’ OR ‘BZN.’ A leading zero before the route number is not necessary. Examples:
Incorrect
Correct
Ruta Rural 3 Buzon 12000
RR 3 BOX 12000
RR02 Box 9800
RR 2 BOX 9800
RFD 1 Bzn 17-A
RR 1 BOX 17A

City and StateTerritoryProvince

Capitalize city, state, territory, and province names.

Country

The country will always be provided via a drop-down menu and will follow ISO 3166.

zipcode

The zipcode will always be entered as the five-digit number.