TL/DR: how to mark the old name of a recently (governmental) renamed street so that e.g. searches will still find it by the old name?

hello, last week the local government FINALLY renamed a street (it was named in honor of a Nazi prick). so i changed all name= and addr:street= to the new name (Lola-Fischel-Stra├če). Now the old name will disappear for good.

changeset: https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/42514920 , my reference (in german): http://www.hannover.de/Service/Presse-Medien/Landeshauptstadt-Hannover/Aktuelle-Meldungen-und-Veranstaltungen/Stra%C3%9Fenumbenennung-in-Lola-Fischel-Stra%C3%9Fe

but

  • the renaming was very recent, the street is very unimportant so not everybody will know the change right away...
  • there is still a sign with the old (crossed out) name.

is there a way to tag it, so searches will find the street by the old name?

asked 29 Sep '16, 11:45

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edited 29 Sep '16, 12:33

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I would use the old_name tag for this situation.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:name

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answered 29 Sep '16, 12:02

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