## LaTeX forum ⇒ Text Formatting ⇒ Names with prefixes

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### Names with prefixes

Hi,

I want to cite a surname with a prefix, like "van" or "de". How do I get Latex to do the following:

1. If the sentence where I cite the person starts with the person's name (e.g. Giorgio van Italia), I want Latex to start the sentence with upper-case V: "Van Italia (2014) wrote an interesting paper just like Smith (2013)." However, if the sentence starts with a word and the name is cited later in the sentence, I want Latex to cite the surname with lower-case v: "Unfortunately, van Italia (2014) did not reveal any new information."

2. In the bibliography, I want the reference to be "Italia, G. v. My first paper ever (2014). Journal of Hooey. Alternatively, the reference name could be "Italia, G. van".

3. I would like hyperref to put a box around "Van Italia (2014)" in the first case and "van Italia (2014)" in the second case.

Main document, as it looks now:
\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}\usepackage[authoryear]{natbib} \begin{document}\cite{vanitalia} wrote an interesting paper, just like \cite{smith}. Unfortunately, \cite{vanitalia} did not reveal any new information. \bibliographystyle{apalike}\bibliography{bibliography}\end{document}

Bibliography:
@Article{vanitalia,author = {Giorgio van Italia},title = {My First Paper Ever},journal = {Journal of Hooey},year = {2014},}@Article{smith,author = {John Smith},title = {I Have Nothing to Say},journal = {Journal of Hooey},year = {2013},}

Thanks.

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