I have a problem with my citations, I want to cite an article with two authors, A Surname and B Lastname. I write it as following in my .bib file:

Author = {Surname, A and Lastname, B},
Title = {Random title},
Year = {2006},
Pages = {1,9 and 14},
Journal ={some journal},

I get the result:

Surname, A and B Lastname (2006). "Random title". I:some journal, 1, 9 and 14. url:http://www.someurl.com/.

The setup I am using is:


\usepackage[backend=biber, style=authoryear]{biblatex} 





Why do I get the surname first on the first person and the first name first on the second person? I have tried to look though previously asked questions but found nothing about this.

How can I print this correctly?


A similar problem seems to be mentioned here.

Add the following to the preamble:


Previously, I suggested to use last-first instead of family-given, which is equivalent but now deprecated as pointed out below in the comments.

  • 2
    Note that starting with version 3.3 you should use \DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given} instead. last-first is only supported as legacy alias and should produce a warning.
    – moewe
    Sep 21 '16 at 16:50

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