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One of the main inconsistencies within TG are the different names for a character given randomly in separated pages, specially with the father/mother-names. For example, Maglor's amilesse has its own page (Makalaure), while Finarfin's (Ingalaurë) redirects to his character page. What should be do? I just added the adunaic name of Amandil and I wondered what's the policy about this. Separated articles for every single name or explain them within the sections of Etymology or Other names? --LorenzoCB 22:38, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

The thought at the time was (IIRC) that it was so all the words and phrases could be properly categorized. But time marches on, and this is actually pretty bad SEO. I'm okay with a merge; any language specific categories can be added to the redirects. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 14:52, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
This was a discussion I lost some years ago. Ederchil is right that the view was to have each one as a separate page; I argued they should all be merged. I don't think we ever really reached a final decision. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 09:29, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
So how the merging should be done then? The Etymology section sometimes is quite a hotchpotch. I guess a good model would be Galadriel? But how to give the etymology of every name within a section? A defined name with a linguistic or narrative background (like Strider) can easily have its own page. I think it's an important matter that would give more consistency to the wiki, but implies touching many things and if it's not clear I won't touch anything. --LorenzoCB 16:19, 7 October 2019 (UTC)