Is it always three names?
John W Smith
If so, Word allows you to calc the first, second, or third word.
Extracting Title, First, Middle, and Last Name from a Single Field
TIP: Finding Single Words, Finding the First Word in a Field
Thank you for your reply. I was able to locate some forumulas from people trying to do this in the past and was able to get what I needed done.
Thanks again for your time.