Preventing progress without entering a name

I have a course that asks users to enter their name so that it can be customized to that user. How can I create a condition that would prevent users from progressing until they enter their name and receive message advising them as such. I've attached a copy of my course. Refer to slide 1.1 for what I'm talking about. 

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Jesse Kramer

Not sure I want to hide the next button on users since they are all always there. I usually display a message that appears if certain conditions are not met. I created a text variable called name, then created a data entry field to hold what ever is typed. Where ever I want the name to appear I insert a reference. Check out this thread for a more detailed explanation. 

https://community.articulate.com/articles/adding-variable-references

Jesse