NS Name Split
NS NameSplit takes the core Joomla registration 'Name' field and converts it to 'First Name' and 'Last Name'.
When a user registers on your site it will take the first and last name entries, merge the name together (i.e. first last) and insert it into the core name field/table.
This method avoids core hacks so your site can be updated when new Joomla versions are released. Keeping the core name field intact ensures that other extensions can still use the name field to function normally.
v3.5 - 26 Aug 2015
Fixed bug with email notices to users that failed in some environments. Fixed button conflict in admin user edit view.
v3.4 - 12 Apr 2015
Fixed JS conflict.
v3.3 - 10 Apr 2015
Fixed PHP Notice Error and Edit Profile View.
v3.2 - 14 Oct 2014
Fixed duplicate name issue with Joomla 2.5.
v3.1 - 06 Oct 2014
Fixed J2.5 bug that was inserting duplicate names for existing users.
v3.0 - 11 Sep 2014
Refactored name handling function. Fixed save issue and existing user issue.
v2.4 - 08 Sep 2014
Added First/Last fields to user profile edit view.
v2.3 08 Aug 2014
Added language files and Joomla Update function.
v2.2 - 24 Aug 2013
Added Joomla 3.x compatibility
Cleaned up UI
v1.2 - 25 Jul 2013
Initial release for Joomla 2.5