Naming Scheme

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Natural Persons[edit]

In general: Page names for natural persons should consist of the person's entire known birth name, eg "James Brian Lindstrom."
Nicknames: Where a person goes by a nickname or is known as something else, that name may be designated parenthetically in the person's infobox, eg "Jim Lindstrom", but nicknames should not be included in the title name.
Married/Maiden Names: Page titles and infobox names should consistently reflect maiden names, eg Jill Marie Linn. Children of married people will be presumed to take the family name of their father in page titles and infoboxes.
Conflict: If the above scheme does not produce a unique title, especially if the individual has no known middle name, append birth year, eg Hugh_Linn_(1753).