Category talk:Names Personal

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Subcategories[edit source]

Category:Names Surname now exists for pages and categories dealing explicitly with surnames. Perhaps Category:Given Name would also be helpful. –– Dontiknowyou (talk) 09:03, 9 August 2020 (MDT)

Personal names page and category names[edit source]

Currently, Category:Names Personal references Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). In keeping with LCSH the new category Category:Names Surname would be Category:Surnames.

LCSH "Names, Personal" has variants "Names of Persons" and "Personal names". The variants provide page and category names that are more natural and easier to read. Pages can be put in usable sort order by adding a hidden sort term in the wikilink. Example: the Wikipedia category Lists of counties of the United States by state includes the page List of counties in Alabama under A. Sort terms are boring to set up but make page titles and links much more readable.

The page Nepal Names, Personal could be renamed personal names in Nepal and still sort appropriately: in the personal names category it would sort by "Nepal" and in the Nepal category it would sort by "Personal names" and/or "Names, personal".

Dontiknowyou (talk) 00:30, 12 August 2020 (MDT)

Thanks for your response. In the Research Wiki, we use LCSH as a reference but do not apply all of their descriptions, rules, or the headings. The comment made by DiltsGD in 2009 when he made the category was stating that the LCSH was used in this case. But at this time we will not be updating our categories to match new categories of LCSH. Instead we have renamed the category you created to match this category. Thanks! Batsondl (talk) 12:06, 14 August 2020 (MDT)