RDA doesn’t say what to do, but it’s pretty clear that in the two AAPs you cited that “Skip” and “Slim” are not middle names. I just don’t think that the person’s intention is to treat those nicknames as middle names. They are variant first names. I would have treated them as such:
UF Miller, Skip
Pickens, Ryan, 1972-
UF Pickens, Slim, 1972-
I think we should bring back the LCRI that didn’t get moved into the LC-PCC PSs.
I’d follow the pattern used in these RDA AAPs:
Miller, William “Skip”
Pickens, Ryan “Slim”, 1972-
I don’t see anything in RDA that says to ‘deconstruct’ the elements of a personal name and prefer some elements more than others.
Of course, ant variety of VAPs might be added.
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That's what I would do.
Adam L. Schiff
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
I can't find any guidance for dealing with a name that appears in source as, in this instance, XJ 'George' Bailey. Perhaps Bailey, XJ with a 400 for Bailey, George?