# biblatex-dw first name first in bibliography

How to reverse the order of Name, Firstname in the bibliography when using a *-dw style ? The xpatch trick does only work with built-in and some other styles, not biblatex-dw ones.

A method that works for the biblatex-dw styles as well as for the standard styles that come with biblatex is to declare

\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{first-last}


in the preamble. See the section "Bibliography – order of first names and last names" of this answer for details.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[style=footnote-dw]{biblatex}

\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{first-last}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
}
\end{filecontents}


• newer versions of biblatex should use family-given instead of first-last would you mind editing your question to that effect? – moewe May 4 '18 at 8:02