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Default Value's referencing object fields

I have a custom object which uses the standard Name field and I also have a custom field called display name.  I'd like the display name field to default to the Standard Name field but I can't seem to get it to work.  I'd love to avoid a trigger for such a trivial thing. I suppose I could use a Workflow Field update but that also seems like a bit much for such a simple task.  I tried just putting Name in the Formula field but it gives the following error: Error: Field Name may not be used in this type of formula


I think I already know the answer to this but I'm hoping that I'm just somehow missing an easy way to do this without workflows or triggers.