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Is there a way to set the 'Title' field in Contacts, but to not display it? i.e., in Mail I want to see "John Doe", but have the contact card display "Captain John Doe".

Can I do this?

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Set it as a Nickname instead. Then it would only be seen by you.

Don't hand the contact card to anyone, though, as it would be in that.

See Does a Contacts Nickname transmit to anyone else; iMessage or email? for a cautionary tale ;-)

A friend of mine has been "Young Master Johnson" [fake name] for 15 years without anyone else knowing.

  • That's not quite what I want. I want to be able to see the Title, but only inside the Contacts.app. – Daniel Dec 19 '15 at 23:11
  • Anything you add to Contacts will be seen system-wide by any app that uses it, including iDevices. – Tetsujin Dec 19 '15 at 23:20

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