A person's given name(s) can be:
- assigned by a person's parents shortly after birth or adoption or other cultural ceremony
- acquired by a person in accordance with a due process defined in a state or territory Act relating to the registration of births, deaths, marriages and changes of name and sex, and for related purposes
- attained by a person within the family group or by which that person is socially identified
Consideration shall be given to the unnecessary use of non-alphanumeric characters and symbols, which should be avoided wherever possible due to implications on system functionality.