It seems more professional
This is a mistake. "Preferred name" causes our parents to list the name the child is called which is usually the same as their first name. So it reads "Daniel "Daniel" Smith"... if calling the field "Nickname" is offensive then the system should reject it if the name entered duplicates the first name exactly, a pop-up can offer an explanation. I will post this as a new item, please vote!
I think this is a significant change that Blackbaud needs to address. In a current climate that endorses student identities and legal obligations schools have in keeping records aligned with student preferred names, this is an urgent need. The Preferred name should appear in all student and teacher -facing placeholders for name and not Legal Name. The "easy solve" of Nickname replacement is insufficient.
It should be change to Preferred Name versus nick name given todays global environment. Nick name sounds childish and in some instances could be considered insulting.
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