Actually the problem in NM is that everyone named their children the same handful of names. So it's confusing as f*** when you have the right person unless they are actually standing in front of you at the time. Which is why those voter id cards were a colossal waste of money. (They didnt have enough information to make a verified ID, you still had to have another form of ID, or signature or soemthing, but it made people feel better about those "illegals" even though it messed up other things.
Seriosly though, I have been doing a lot of family history research, the name situation in this area is a pain in the ass. And its multiple familes that had the same traditions.
Like one guy, could litterally say here meet my brother Jose, my other brother Jose and my other other brother Jose, along with 2 Marias and or Antonias.
One dude, had a mom named Maria Antonia, a wife named Antonia, her mother was also named Maria Antonia and then she (the wife) died, and he remarried another woman named Antonia, and had like 6 more kids, but apparently there were only about 4 names that the 8 kids had to share.
Like, I get the importance of identifying people, but you can't match on name alone in the is area. Its a clusterf*** of huge catholic families, with 2-4 names, and about 10 nicknames, some of which were allowed on some legal documents for too long.
and add in the typical white supremacy filter on Hispanic surnames and the spelling errors are a whole nother level of clusterf***s. I am up to over 6 different spelling variations of my grandmothers maiden name, because people were careless, can't spell in Spanish, or bad penmanship. Or all three simultaneously.
LIke George Forman's sons (at least he put "Jr" and numbers after each kid's name):
George III ("Monk" )
George IV ("Big Wheel" )
George V ("Red" )
George VI ("Little Joey" )
He was a little more creative with the daughters: Natalia, Leola, Freeda, Michi, Georgetta, Isabella, and Courtney.