It's nice to see you here in the Community space, @Akozich. I'm here to guide you on how you can disable or reenable this feature in QuickBooks Desktop.
The item list has two display options: flat and hierarchical views. In your case, why all your subitem names are at the beginning of the full name is that your display option may have changed to Flat view.
Now, let me walk you through how you can change it to a Hierarchical view.
- Go to Lists at the top menu bar.
- Select the Items lists.
- Click the Item drop-down.
- Then choose the Hierarchical view.
I've also added some screenshots for your guide.
If you'd like to pull up an item report or any other report, you can visit this article. You can also customize any report that you generate in QuickBooks Desktop.
Ping me a reply if you have any other concerns, or if you have clarifications on managing your item lists. I'll be here to assist you. Have a good one!