The meaning of birth name is not clear in v0.2

Michel van Meteren, expert at the Dutch Tax Service, raised the following issues (via e-mail):

"4.17 Birth name
semaniek/betekenis is mij niet duidelijk."


Free translation: the meaing of birth name is not clear to me.

"All data associated with an individual are subject to change. Names can change for a variety of reasons, either formally or informally, and new information may come to light that means that a correction or clarification can be made to an existing record. Birth names tend to be persistent however and for this reason they are recorded by some public sector information systems. There is no granularity for birth name - the full name should be recorded in a single field."






Wed, 04/04/2012 - 20:42

It is true that an explicit definition definition is lacking. Perhaps we can say "the full name of a person as recorded on his or her birth certificate".

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