Recording of dit Surnames

After returning to working on my French Canadian side I am trying to re-visit the best way to record dit Last names. I originally used the Names tab with the Alternate Name to record it. However, that was before I discovered the Multiple Surname method of entry.

What is the more common way of recording this? Is the Alternate name used more for spelling variations?

Thanks

This is where the Family Nick Name is used. It can only be accessed by using the Name Editor.