Originally Posted by wjv
Why do they need a name?
A legal address is all they should require.
What about mail addressed as "occupant". No one named occupant lives in my home.
Because apartments change hands so frequently. No one wants mail from the previous resident and you will find threads on this very site complaining about that. That allows the mail carrier to determine what mail is correct and what should be returned. Anything addressed to the 'current occupant' would be delivered.