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re: Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science VIEW POST

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re: What's astounding is that the names don't even have to be foreign to overflow some of these systems. "Christopher" is an exceedingly common name ...
 

Exactly - while I do understand the pre-2000s rationale for smaller field sizes, this is one of the 'compromises' that boggles my mind.

Composite family names ('Tessier-Ashpool') suffer a similar fate, operators picking one part at random.

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