For solving tag fragmentation - Which is better: old_name or was:name

Both keys are growing significantly. old_name and was:name are two keys that are commonly used interchangeably, to refer to the old / historic name of an object. However, there’s no consistency as to what key to use.

Quick TagInfo stats:
Taginfo shows old_name to be way more popular, however both tags continue on upward trajectories.

Which is better, in your opinion?

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Edit: This poll is very fragmented, with too many old_namers. If you’re happy with was:name, nice to meet you. I mean, still OK if you like old_name but I will smile big when I see another was:name’er

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Ce sujet de discussion accompagne la publication sur https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/for-solving-tag-fragmentation-which-is-better-old-name-or-was-name/111298