to "de" or not to "de?

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Right - Wrong - Something else? Two novice questions for real Wiki genealogists' input.  (1) As an aviation guy the English de Havilland aircraft company has always been written one way (based on a family name) always lower case 'de' with a space. That said. fast forward to our present shared Wiki data profiles // we have a list of used variations which means there is also a list of  WikiTree ID profile names. Asking for correct usage and or Wiki policy.  Understand parent birth name and child birth name acceptably different is proper.  (a) de Lockwood  (b) De Lockwood (c) deLockwood  (d) DeLockwood

(2) Could not help but notice that WikiTree profiles seen a year ago had a "de space" but now they are seen with "no de"  and the WikiTree Profile ID also changed to "no de" with a new number.   Is  there any Wiki policy ( rule) that points to omitting the "de" and using only the main root surname ie Lockwood vs de Lockwood.  I think I understand "aka' OK:  born "de Lockwood" and 60 yrs later died Lockwood. in that case the Wiki Profile ID name would be "de Lockwood-##  "

There could be some equal questions about : la  // La prefix but not  ...another day  Thank You
in Genealogy Help by Gregory Wood G2G6 (8.0k points)

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