Talk:Naming Conventions

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What is suggested when a name is changed over time? For instance Theis Ruell was named Matthies Riehell after about 1670 (likely due to a move to an area where pronunciation of his original name was difficult.)

What is the best way to show both names in the nickname field? Please provide examples. Turnkit 04:52, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

It is rather rude to arbitrarily delete another person's modifications without addressing the issues involved. Please don't do it.

Cleaned up bogus reference to QE II

I removed the "Queen of England" reference in the titles section, and replaced it with something that's actually accurate. She's queen of rather more than England.

However, she does illustrate an important point: while Queen Elizabeth is generally seen as queen of Britain, etc., she is also queen of Canada, Australia, and other countries, and which title is the primary one depends rather on where you are. To a Francophone Canadian, she might legitimately primarily be:

"Sa Majesté Elizabeth Deux, par la grâce de Dieu Reine du Royaume-Uni, du Canada et de ses autres royaumes et territoires, Chef du Commonwealth, Défenseur de la Foi"

... which is her official title, under law and custom.

--Malcolm Weir 19:21, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Title into the "Title" field ?

In the actual version of the convention in the section Titles_for_nobility_and_royals there are two main possibilities: to put the title either in the "Name" field or in the "Suffix" field. But in the current version of GENI software there is the special "Title" field. In which case title goes into the "Title" field ?

Is is possible that this convention was written before "Title" field was introduced into GENI?

Please, explain this paradox.--AlexandreR (talk) 09:30, 24 August 2018 (PDT)

Slash sign "/" for Non-latin alphabet names

In the actual naming convention section Non-Latin_alphabets it is recommended to put the names in the non-latin alphabets after the slash sigh "/" following the latin alphabet names. For example:

  • first: Ярослав I Мудрий / Yaroslav I the Wise
  • middle: Владимирович / Vladimirovich
  • last: Grand Duke of Kiev / Великий князь киевский, I

This convention looks strange for the actual version of GENI web interface, where there is special function to enter the names in different localizations (English(default), Russian, Arabic etc). Was this recommendation for some old web GENI interface without the language features?--AlexandreR (talk) 10:13, 24 August 2018 (PDT)

Yes, the "/" convention was from LONG before Geni supported multiple languages. The convention should be stopped. I'll remove it. -- Shmuel-Aharon Kam, Geni Curator 09:55, 5 September 2018 (PDT)
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