Please allow parentheses ( ) in name fields
Genealogy research is a work in progress. Use of parentheses ( ) in name fields allowed me to note a woman's maiden name was unknown, or new children with yet-unknown names and dates (i.e., the 1900 and 1910 censuses of their mother indicated that there were more children to find), or to call an unnamed infant who died without a name (Male) or (Female) or (Infant).
These names in parentheses were often a hint that more research was needed. It doesn't look right to have a married woman with no surname. And when several children were missing for a mother, calling them (Child A), (Child B), etc., helped keep them from being merged together. (An example: woman's 1900 census said she had 4/5 children living and we were still missing 1 living child and 1 deceased child).
I used parentheses all the time, found them very useful for indicating unfinished data, and am very disappointed that ( ) are no longer allowed in the name field.