Opinion question - which name to use in the Vital section?
I have a distant relative from Norway, Ludvig Emil Carlsen (his patronym from birth). His father had the surname Carl Eriksen Thronsen, so the indexed version of his immigration document reads Ludvig Emil Thronsen. In the US, he went by Louis Thronsen.
1) Put his patronym in the Vital Section and other names as alternates, or
2) Put the name he chose to go by as an adult in the Vital section, and the patronym as the Birth Name in the Other Info section.
What are your opinions?
The important thing, I think, is to list all names, so the person can be found easier during a search.