# Biber prints first letter of prename [duplicate]

I use biber for citations as follows:

\usepackage[
backend=biber,
style=authoryear,
natbib=true,
url=false,
doi=false,
eprint=false,
maxbibnames=99
]{biblatex}

\renewbibmacro*{name:andothers}{% Based on name:andothers from biblatex.def
\ifboolexpr{
test {\ifnumequal{\value{listcount}}{\value{liststop}}}
and
test \ifmorenames
}
{\ifnumgreater{\value{liststop}}{1}
{\finalandcomma}
{}%
\andothersdelim\bibstring[\emph]{andothers}}
{}}



And I have in my refs.bib two differnet authors with the same name. Biber now alwas prints something like this: (D. Name et al., 2017) when using \parencite(Name2017). If I \parencite() an author with a unique surname I only get (Name et al. 2017). How do I change the setting of biber to get alwas only (Name et al. 2017), no matter how often this name is in my bibliography?

Thanks for any help!

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add uniquename=false to package options:

\usepackage[
backend=biber,
style=authoryear,
natbib=true,
url=false,
doi=false,
eprint=false,
maxbibnames=99,
uniquename=false,
]{biblatex}

• I got rid of the first letter but now I get the names of the first two authors: (Name, Name, et al., 2017)... can I change this too? – lefrcom Aug 28 at 11:48
• @lefrcom Unfortunately, we can't say with certainty what that is. My best guess is uniquelist, but it might be something else. – moewe Aug 28 at 15:48
• @moewe, thanks uniquelist=False together with uniquenames=False works perfectly for me! Thanks. – lefrcom Aug 30 at 13:25