Merging two different names
I'll start by saying that I fully understand the need to be extremely cautious when merging. Check the sources, check the match etc. So when an immigrant arrives in the U.S. and starts a new life with a new name, I have found that duplicates in the family tree are fairly common. The old German name is dropped and an Anglicized name is taken, for example, and for whatever reason there are two persons in FS. Which name should take precedence after the merge? I have generally assumed that the new name takes precedence since that was the persons desired name at the time. What is right?