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Initially the page will be a bit of a mess, as we combine the different existing Naming Conventions sections of the various projects, but this should settle down soon...
 
Initially the page will be a bit of a mess, as we combine the different existing Naming Conventions sections of the various projects, but this should settle down soon...
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= Generic Naming Conventions =
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* '''Main principle:''' Name as close to original name as possible, language, geography and time period to be taken into consideration
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* Titles usually go in the Last Name field
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* Additional titles in Work with year frame
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* Maiden Names should only be used in periods and locations that such things existed. Do NOT force your present-day conventions on the past!
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* All names a person is known by in any source listed in Nicknames: bynames (especially in English), additional titles, variations.
  
 
= [[Norman_Ancestry_Merge#Naming_Conventions| Norman]] Naming Conventions: =
 
= [[Norman_Ancestry_Merge#Naming_Conventions| Norman]] Naming Conventions: =

Revision as of 23:17, 9 February 2010

This is a Merge Project page, but NOT meant only for those projects.

As part of the effort to coordinate the many Merge Projects in the historical parts of the "big-tree" (or regardless of them), this page will attempt to propose a standard generic naming convention to be shared among them.

Initially the page will be a bit of a mess, as we combine the different existing Naming Conventions sections of the various projects, but this should settle down soon...

Generic Naming Conventions

  • Main principle: Name as close to original name as possible, language, geography and time period to be taken into consideration
  • Titles usually go in the Last Name field
  • Additional titles in Work with year frame
  • Maiden Names should only be used in periods and locations that such things existed. Do NOT force your present-day conventions on the past!
  • All names a person is known by in any source listed in Nicknames: bynames (especially in English), additional titles, variations.

Norman Naming Conventions:

  • Main principle: Name as close to original name as possible, language, geography and time period to be taken into consideration
    • French names for French people (thus: Richard I 'Sans-Peur' de Normandie, not Richard I 'the Fearless' of Normandy)
    • Titles usually go in the Last Name field
    • Additional titles in Work with year frame
    • Adjust First Name field to avoid misunderstandings or mistaken identity where necessary, by adding order/number or byname.
    • Patronymics in the Middle Name field if applicable
    • Maiden Names are normally avoided as there were none at the time
    • All names a person is known by in any source listed in Nicknames: bynames (especially in English), additional titles, variations.

Viking & Nordic Naming Conventions:

  • Main principles: Name as close to original name as possible, language, geography and time period to be taken into consideration
    • Nordic names for Nordic people
    • Titles usually go in the Last Name field
    • Patronymics in the Middle Name field
    • Adjust First Name field to avoid misunderstandings or mistaken identity where necessary, by adding order/number, byname, or patronymic if necessary
    • Maiden names are normally avoided as there were none at the time
    • All names a person is known by in any source listed in Nicknames: bynames, titles, variations

Anglo Saxon Naming Conventions:

  • Name as close to original name as possible, language, geography and time period to be taken into consideration
    • Anglo-Saxon names for Anglo-Saxon people (see the FMG-site listed above for info if unsure)
    • Titles usually go in the Last Name field
    • Additional titles in Work with year frame
    • Adjust First Name field to avoid misunderstandings or mistaken identity where necessary, by adding order/number or byname.
    • Maiden names are normally avoided as there were none at the time
    • All names a person is known by in any source listed in Nicknames: bynames (especially in English), additional titles, variations.

Irish Kings Naming Conventions:

{{#lst:Kings_of_Ireland_Merge|convention}}

Scottish Kings Naming Conventions:

  • Name as close to original name as possible, language, geography and time period to be taken into consideration
    • Gaelic names for Scottish/Gaelic speaking people as far as possible
    • Patronymics in the Middle Name field
    • Titles usually go in the Last Name field
    • Adjust First Name field to avoid misunderstandings or mistaken identity where necessary, by adding order/number or byname.
    • Maiden names are normally avoided as there were none at the time
    • All names a person is known by in any source listed in Nicknames: bynames (especially in English), additional titles, variations.

Biblical Naming Conventions:

  1. In the Biblical lines alternate names (spellings or actual names) are separated by / marks, the "English" spellings first and then the Hebrew.
  2. The surname field is ALWAYS set to a single period ( . ), unless the person has a very specific title (mostly kings). This helps keep all of the records the same (especially after merges, which might otherwise mess up the name), and enables the name to be found, in the Go To tab at the bottom of the tree (which doesn't work for blank surnames).
  3. The maiden-name field is also ALWAYS set to a period. Leaving it blank would cause the various funky stuff that people put in the maiden-name field to be automatically accepted when doing merges (which we want to avoid).
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