LIGHTROOM - Autocomplete by last name in face recognition

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I switched from Lightroom 4 to Lightroom CC and I'm petty much enjoying the new face recognition feature. Here is a small usability problem I recently faced.

Once the face catalogue grows, you get more and more people with the same first name. For example, this can be:

Constantine AAA
Constantine BBB
Constantine CCC
Constantine DDD
...
Constantine ZZZ

Let's say you've just taken a heap of photos and are going through the face suggestions in a new album. Each time you see ‘Constantine CCC’ you have to type at least ‘Constantine C’ before you can press enter. Otherwise, you'll need to navigate through all your 26 Constantines after typing ‘Const’ and also ensure that you pick the right one, since their order is not predictable.

It would be nice if autocomplete picked not only the beginning of the first word in the name, but also all others (maybe with a smaller priority). If it happens that Constantine CCC is the only person who's last name starts with CC in my catalogue, why can't I just type CC and press enter?

When autocomplete becomes able to do this, it will be possible to create name prefixes and thus keep faces more organised. This is what I previously had in Picasa. For example, all classmates can start with ‘[school] ’, co-workers can begin with ‘[work] ’ and so on. This is somewhat difficult at the moment from the usability point of view.

Cheers,
Alex
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Can the questions here get a tumbleweed badge like on StackOverflow?
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What's a tumbleweed badge?
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That's when a question stays without any attention for some time :–)