23.3.178 ESTABLISHMENT OF NAME
(1) The department shall use the full legal name as recorded on the presented primary source document, unless:
(a) the applicant submits one or more documents specified in ARM 23.3.190 verifying a name change; or
(b) the name has been truncated according to (2).
(2) The department shall use the applicant's full legal name on the credential unless the name must be truncated to fit in the available space. The department will apply the AAMVA 2016 card design standards for truncation.
(3) The department shall:
(a) record the individual's last name. If an individual has only one name, the department shall record the name as the individual's last name.
(b) only record hyphenations if the name is hyphenated on the presented primary source document.
(c) record a personal name suffix only if it appears in the presented primary source document (for example, "Jr." or "III").
(d) not record address titles (for example, "Ms." or "Dr.").
(e) not record an individual's first name if it is unknown.
(f) not record professional or academic name suffixes (for example, "Esq." or "MBA").
History: 61-5-125, 61-5-128, MCA; IMP, 61-5-128, 61-5-129, MCA; NEW, 2018 MAR p. 1956, Eff. 10/6/18.