But I was of something like *count names if surname *.daughter concider as *.nothing
Yes, that would be nice, but other countries have similar issues, but not necessarily the same “rules” so it would start to get very complicated.
It could also be argued that different spellings of the same name. I have people with name Osborne, Osbourne, Osborn, etc due to errors in old documents, changes over time and many other reasons. I have to record them in a similar fashion.