i just don't vibe with last names why are they required

hey to all software devs out there
names should be handled as:
a free text unicode field with a generous max length and no validation.
do not require (last) names without good reason
if possible, make the purpose of the field clear when filling it in, i.e. put an example email or whatever you are actually using it for next to it.

and also, make it clear if legal names are required. make life a little easier for trans people in the process.

feel free to add to this thread.

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@julialuna Do you think all-whitespace names should be valid?

@samgai i'm not sure if they're a thing anywhere, but why not??

@julialuna If a name contains no visible characters, it can be hard for users to tell whether there's any name at all in a UI.

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