Talk:Gary (given name)

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Shale: Why is the page "Gary" but with intrasite links for "Garry"? (talk) 20:13, 9 February 2009 (UTC)


1. None of the sources reveal what word elements Garaidh is derived from. That means it's misleading to present it as being derived from the same root as Gary. In fact, the name doesn't appear at all in the the second edition of A dictionary of names, which features extensive sections specifically devoted to foreign-language names, including Irish and Scottish Gaelic. This makes me suspect that it's offhand inclusion in the first edition was likely erroneous. In fact, it's mentioned only under Gary in the first edition, and not under an entry of its own like Garry or even Gaz; and it's not even listed as a variant of Gary.

2. The 'about' template is used for articles with similar titles, it "should not be used unless other topics exist with names very similar to the name of the article it is being used on (which, for most articles, is not the case)." There's no way someone is going to confuse an article titled "Gary (given name)" with the articles titled "Gareth" or "Garaidh".--Brianann MacAmhlaidh (talk) 09:33, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

1. It is not misleading, since the source indicates that "Gary" and "Garry" are used as diminutives of "Garaidh", and this article covers the spelling "Gary". I say spelling because it is covering the diminutive form of "Gareth" in the section I modified to include the diminutive of "Garaidh". Gareth is not the name "Gary" as indicated as spear.
2. Clearly it can be confused, since the form "Gary" and "Garry" (which is nominally covered by this article) are both used as diminutives of "Garaidh", so the hatnote is appropriate. Indeed, "Gary" is used as a diminutive of "Gareth", so is additionally ambiguous.
-- (talk) 07:59, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
The very next paragraph says, "The Gaelic Garaidh is also associated with Gary", and cites the same ref – A dictionary of first names. All the edit did was to duplicate information. Scolaire (talk) 09:00, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
That should have been removed, I'll admit I goofed in not removing that sentence when reformatting the other paragraph. The paragraph I modified indicates what "Gary" relates to for Gareth, and it works exactly the same way for Garaidh. Separating the term from the discussion of diminutives being called "Gary" removes the information. Garrison is a derivation of Gary while Garaidh isn't, but is presented in a manner that makes it appear so. -- (talk) 22:32, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Garry is not a variant of Gary[edit]

Gary derives from the German Gar but Garry is of Scots/Irish Origin and derives from Garaidh (Gáidhlig/Gaeilge)

This article also contradicts the article on the given name Garaidh — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:07, 7 February 2016 (UTC)