Personal names consist of several parts and one of these is selected to form the entry element in a heading. The part of the name that intitates the heading is called entry element. AACR-2R prescribes 90 rules for determining the entry element and rendering the full heading. We are concerned with only thoge rules which cover the rending of Western and Indic names. Roughly, we can separate these relevant rules into three groups, viz., general, those relating to Western names and those concerning Indic names.