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The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
The result of the move request was: not moved. (non-admin closure) Jenks24 (talk) 02:07, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Comment the disambiguation page should be primary. "Saintes" is the plural of "Sainte" as well, which exists at Saint; the disambiguation page Saint (disambiguation) indicates there's also a canton called "Saintes" (The Saints Canton, or as our mixed French/English title calls it Canton of Les Saintes) 220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:36, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
After a most detailed control of titles on the two dabpages, I've reverted my edits. I agree with the merging. --Dэя-Бøяg 01:20, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Comment -- The first use that I would think of is Battle of the Saintes. which did not appear on any dabpage until I put it there, which took its name from Îles des Saintes. Its other uses hatnote link is to Saint (disambiguation). I have therefore merged the two dab pages, ensuring that all the Saintes content was added to the other and that it is redirected there. The distinction between the two is a very slight one: Sainte is the French feminine of Saint and Saintes of Saints. However the questrion is what is the primary usage. I could live with this article being moved to Saintes with a hatnote for an otheruses dablink. I do not know if the Îles take their name from the French place or from having a church or churches deducated to two female saints, but we normally treat colonial places sharing a name with one in a mother country as secondary. Peterkingiron (talk) 16:30, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
note I had an edit conflict with the deletion of another comment, presumablu by its author. Peterkingiron (talk) 16:30, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for edit conflict. It was a technical error of mine, answering to the dabpage merge. I've replaced it. --Dэя-Бøяg 01:20, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Oppose. There is nothing substantial to be gained by omitting the qualifier, and something substantial to be lost. The present DAB page shows too many confusibles for this to be a sound move. NoeticaTea? 00:22, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Now Oppose -- I think it best for things to remain as they are, for reasons set out above. Peterkingiron (talk) 11:41, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Now Oppose because the disambiguation page should be primary, and thus Saintes should redirect to the disambiguation page. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 05:58, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.