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Wikidata:Property proposal/applies to name

applies to nameEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

Description(qualifier) label or alias name to which the claim applies
Data typeMonolingual text
Allowed valuesnames, which should be used as the label or aliases of the item
See alsoapplies to part (P518)


Many concepts have multiple names, but currently we can't specify which name is the subject of named after (P138), name in kana (P1814), Revised Hepburn romanization (P2125), etc. --Okkn (talk) 10:54, 28 April 2018 (UTC)


  •   Comment This concept is very useful for the names of clothing. In slouch hat (Q3750832), I have handled it by listing <name> in <language> qualified hy <named after>. I am not sure which approach would be better. - PKM (talk) 20:02, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support David (talk) 10:49, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Micru (talk) 17:37, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
  •   Question What happens if the P138 value has several names?
    --- Jura 20:13, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
  • @Jura1: The example given shows two names for the same item, each one gets a different qualifier. Is that what you mean? --Micru (talk) 14:19, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
    • It could that " Robert James Graves" was also known as "Bob Tombstone" and one wanted to know after which of his names it was named.
      --- Jura 14:22, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
      • That seems quite rare, but even in the case that it would happen, the value of "applies to name" already gives a strong indication about which of his names it was named after.--Micru (talk) 14:55, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
        • Couldn't we say the same for the opposite direction? I'm curious to know what statistics leads you say that this is quite rare. Here is one that could need it: Q16551#P138
          --- Jura 09:14, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
      • That's a good point. If we want to solve the problem, we may need to create another qualifier to show which name is the value of named after (P138). --Okkn (talk) 16:08, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support since I encountered a similar issue recently. But I'm just wondering that should we only add the names in the official/native language(s), or should we add translations as well?--Stevenliuyi (talk) 18:36, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

@Stevenliuyi, Jura1, Micru, ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Okkn, PKM:   Done: applies to name (P5168). − Pintoch (talk) 12:24, 17 May 2018 (UTC)