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Not an English source. All English references in the article, including The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Xinhua, the BBC, UK Athletics, The Guardian and The Times, spell his name without the "é", and I don't see any reason why we (Wikipedia) should go against the sources. Jenks24 (talk) 12:42, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
He is a Dutchman, so it is obvious that Dutch news media will spell his surname better than non-Dutch news media. Wikix (talk) 13:03, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
But we are the English Wikipedia and should follow the English sources (at least that's what is recommended at WP:AT). Jenks24 (talk) 13:41, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. 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.
A lot of English-language media do write a capital if a first name is mentioned, i.e. "Robin Van Persie". Or no capital if only the last name is mentioned. That is also wrong and the same thing applies in this case. So could we, please, move this page to the right title? Kind regards - and thanks in advance, I hope. Velocitas (talk) 23:30, 2 August 2012 (UTC)