Is it possible to have a first / last name field?

Hey folks,

I have been trying to determine whether it is possible to separate Ghost’s singular “name” field into two separate “first” and “last” name fields. This is the standard in external email clients, and other CMS’, and I’m trying to make passing information as seamless as possible. Any help would be appreciated!


The data model for a “member” includes only a single “name” field.

However, when emailing users, you can address them by their first name only, as documented here ("How to send emails to your audience )

I presume Ghost implements that by parsing out the first word of the “name” field and using that as the “first_name”.

If you are trying to import first and last name from another platform into the single “Name” field, I documented how I did that with a Mailchimp export: