Given (First) Names

All given names of a person, such as the first name, middle names, maiden name if used as part of the married name, etc.


As a typical example, in the name “John Q. Delancey Public”, the <given-names> would be “John Q. Delancey” and the <surname> would be “Public”.


Model Description

Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:

Example 1

As part of a bibliographic reference for a journal:
 <ref id="ref_4">
  <mixed-citation publication-type="journal"
   <source>Dtsch. Lebensmitt. Rundsch</source>. 
   <year iso-8601-date="1974">1974</year>, 
   <volume>70</volume> p. <fpage>57</fpage></mixed-citation>

Example 2

As part of a bibliographic reference for a report:
 <mixed-citation publication-type="report"
  <source>NISO/CLIR/RLG Technical Metadata for 
   Images Workshop, April 18-19, 1999</source> [Report]. 
  <publisher-loc>Bethesda, MD</publisher-loc>: 
  <publisher-name>National Information Standards 
  c<date-in-citation content-type="copyright"