Template:R from personal name

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  • This is a redirect from an individual's personal name to an article titled with the subject's professional stage name, pen name, or other better known moniker. For more information follow the category link.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names; it may help writing and aid searches. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If this is the name of a living person, then one or more reliable sources must be included in the target article that will support the existence of this personal name, or else a reference(s) must be added to this redirect's talk page. This is in accord with Wikipedia's biography of living persons (BLP) policy, which applies to all Wikipedia pages, to include redirects.
    • Use this rcat only on redirects that are in Wikipedia's main-article namespace, and only when the personal name differs from the subject's name when born. If the redirect title is the subject's birth name, use {{R from birth name}} instead.
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Use this rcat template on mainspace redirects only.
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{R from personal name}}

{{DEFAULTSORT:(surname), (given name) (middle)}}
This is in accord with instructions found at WP:REDCAT.
  • Template {{This is a redirect}} (or its alias {{Redr}}) may also be used to add this and up to seven appropriate rcats to a redirect. (See Template:This is a redirect/Comparison for style comparisons of rendered text using the different templates.)
  • Use this rcat on any redirect from a subject's personal name, if other than a birth name, to its corresponding common name. If the redirect title is the subject's birth name, then use {{R from birth name}} instead of this rcat.
  • By default, this template categorizes a redirect as unprintworthy. To subdue this default sort and categorize a personal name as printworthy, add |printworthy in the following manner:
{{R from personal name|printworthy}}
Note: The bar key ( ¦ ) on the keyboard renders a pipe ( | ) on the screen.
That will subdue the default unprintworthy category and populate Category:Printworthy redirects.
  • Important note: If this is the personal name of a living person, then one or more reliable sources must be included either in the target article or on the talk page of the redirect. This is in accord with Wikipedia's biographies of living persons policy, which applies to all pages on the project, to include redirects. Any personal-name redirect that does not have a reliable source(s) to support the personal name may be speedily deleted as a BLP violation.
    • The following phrase, ... or else this redirect's talk page must be created and the reference(s) added there, will appear in the rcat text if the redirect does not have an existing talk page (i.e., it is red-linked).
See also template {{Talk page of redirect}}.


  • Click here for a list of redirected templates that may also be used.

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