Include Icelandic "last" name?
How should we link items for Icelandic son/dóttir from items for people? The easiest solution might be to use this.
--- Jura 17:43, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
- @Jura1: We have patronym or matronym for this name (P2976). --Yair rand (talk) 19:56, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
- @Jura1: Actually, it appears that I was mistaken. P2976 is for linking from given names, to equivalents. We don't appear to have such a property for linking from humans, so I've started a proposal at Wikidata:Property proposal/Patronym or matronym. --Yair rand (talk) 23:30, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
group of humans (Q16334295) to be used in violation 'type' to exclude
It would seem that Q16334295 should be added as an acceptable value to check for violations. At the moment, things utilising this item appear as a violation of this property. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:52, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
Meant to involve fictional people?
I am seeing conflicting statements. The descriptive data indicates that this is for a person, though the constraints indicate that fictional people are allowed. Which is it? Seems weird that we would assign a family name to a fictional creation. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:23, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
There is an ongoing property proposal to create a new property to represent patronyms or matronyms, for "last names" that are formed from a parent's given name and passed on for one generation only. Deryck Chan (talk) 14:26, 19 December 2017 (UTC)
Inflected family names
How should we deal with inflected family names? For example, should Maria Sharapova (Q11666) get Sharapov (Q4520420) because (I presume), it's the feminine form of the base name? Bovlb (talk) 23:49, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
- I'm struggling with the same issue for Bronisława Dłuska (Q8861061), and whether Dłuski (Q44296062) is appropriate even though it should be declined with -a. To my mind, there's two ways of dealing with it:
- Create a new page for the inflected feminine form and mark it as an instance of the inflected masculine form;
- Create new pages for a "root" form and the inflected feminine form, and mark both the feminine and the masculine forms as instances of the root form. Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 13:08, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Removed "value requires statement" constraint
I've removed property constraint (P2302): value requires statement constraint (Q21510864) for "instance of", as it was causing error messages when INSEE municipality code (P374) is listed on Wikidata items for people (e.g. Bronisława Dłuska (Q8861061)) (essentially, it was telling editors to list a statement as an instance of itself). I guess the requirement was there for items relating to the family names themselves? Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 13:15, 15 July 2018 (UTC)