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Preg_match() RegEx for First Name and Last Name in Separate Fields


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I've been cracking at this for the part of 2 days now, and I cannot get my regex to work properly in my script.




The above is for a last name field, and it needs to be able to accept: Roberts, Jr. (as an example)...


As you can see in my regex, I am allowing all of these characters.. And it's still not validating it.


You can test to see what I mean here:



$last_name = "Roberts, Jr.";

if (!preg_match("/^[A-Za-z][\w\-',.]*(?<![^A-Za-z][\w\-\'\,\.])$/i", $last_name )) {
          echo "Sorry no dice!";





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