Talk:Jerry Dandrige

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. 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 proposal was moved. This is a close one, but Amakuru has a point that sources that use two Ds may simply be in error. --BDD (talk) 00:35, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Jerry DandridgeJerry Dandrige – This article refers to the character seen in Fright Night. The character's name is listed as "Jerry Dandrige" in both the script and the end credits. The wiki page for the movie reflects this. As such, it is requested that the spelling mistake be fixed. Thank you! Relisted. BDD (talk) 23:36, 5 December 2013 (UTC) Dying at James Franco's House (talk) 22:21, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Every reliable secondary source gives the last name as Dandridge. Jerry Pepsi (talk) 02:08, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
  • What reliable secondary sources are you referring to? I would assume that the character name given by the screenwriter himself and the name listed within the official end credits would be creditable enough. Furthermore, these would be considered primary resources which would be held above secondary resources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dying at James Franco's House (talkcontribs) 00:12, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
  • So we should move Uhura to "Uhuru" since that's how it's spelled in the primary source credits for Star Trek V? Secondary reliable sources that use "Dandridge" include all of these and the sequel spells his sister's last name "Dandridge" as well. There's also this interview with Holland which uses "Dandridge". Jerry Pepsi (talk) 02:21, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Since "Dandrige" and "Dandridge" are pronounced the same, online text-based interviews are dependent on the writers themselves. This interview with Tom Holland has Jerry's last name listed as "Dandrige" within a direct quote. The spelling is subjective and as such, I don't believe they should be considered "official" hence why I did not use any interview references in my original proposal. I do, however, consider the both original screenplay and the official credits as such - especially because they are consistent. If you look at the script for Star Trek V, you'll see that Uhura is listed. There is a clear discrepancy and technically speaking, either could be used. That being said, since Uhura's name has been spelled as such in various other forms of canon media on several different occasions, it makes sense to title the article based on that spelling. Furthermore, the article in question (Jerry Dandrige vs. Jerry Dandridge) does not concern any character in Fright Night Part 2 so I don't believe that it should be seen as evidence. But for the sake of your argument, if I were to consider your point, the credits to Fright Night Part 2 only list her as "Regine" - no last name is given. Would you please direct me to your reference? Thank you! Dying at James Franco's House (talk) 23:22, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Support - I think the author's choice and that used in credits is quite compelling here. I see it not so much a case of WP:OFFICIALNAME, but rather that any secondary sources spelling it otherwise are just in error. It's not up to those secondary sources to define what the name is. Also, it's by no means every secondary source that spells it with a D. IMDB, for example, uses the same form as the primary: [1]  — Amakuru (talk) 12:46, 13 December 2013 (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.