Problem: I have a requirement to make First Name fields (On User and Contact objects) required and to make the Last Name fields on both objects not required. Given these are standard fields, I obviously cannot modify them.
My Question: I know I can use validation rules to make the First Name required on both objects but, how would I make Last Name not required? I could also create custom fields, but I feel like that is not best practice especially with the Name field. Is there a best practice solution for this requirement? Has anyone encountered this issue?
Suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance!