Talk:Mărgărita Miller-Verghy

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Requested move[edit]

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The result of the proposal was Keep existing title (request withdrawn). Kaldari (talk) 22:09, 16 September 2012 (UTC)


Mărgărita Miller VerghyMargarita Miller Verghy – Per WP:COMMONNAME, we should use the spelling of the title that is most common in English language sources. "Margarita Miller Verghy" appears to be far more common than "Mărgărita Miller Verghy". A Google search for ("Mărgărita Miller Verghy", -Margarita, -Wikipedia) gives 7900 results, while ("Margarita Miller Verghy", -Mărgărita, -Wikipedia) gives 191,000 results. Kaldari (talk) 03:37, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Oppose – the evidence presented is too bogus to even consider. Google search doesn't work that way. Dicklyon (talk) 07:16, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose The totality of printed works that do not refer to her as Margareta will refer to her with the diacritics on. I should perhaps clarify: Margareta, no diacritics, and pronounced as such, is the standard Romanian form of Margaret; the (admittedly quaint) form Mărgărita, used by the subject of this article, presumably had something to do with the Romanian word mărgărit, or mărgăritar, "gemstone" - written and pronounced differently. Margarita is simply not a name, not a word, in any language. The spread of internet illiteracy, including in those Romanian-language sources that do not use diacritics at all or will only use some randomly (as here) is no proof at all. And the quality of the sources used to state the point... well, Biruitorul and Dicklyon have said it best. Dahn (talk) 08:29, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
    • I personally am friends with someone named Margarita. I'll let her know that her name isn't a name next time I see her. Kaldari (talk) 21:01, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Request withdrawn - I find it interesting that everyone is critical of my weak evidence, but no one is willing to present any counter-evidence. I did a more thorough investigation and found a total of 2 printed English-language sources that discuss Miller-Verghy:
  1. "The Visible Woman: Interwar Romanian Women's Writing, Modernity and the Gendered Public/Private Divide" uses "Margarita Miller-Verghy", even though they use diacritics when including Romanian text.
  2. Women & Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia uses "Mărgărita Miller-Verghy"
There are 5 other English-language printed sources which mention Miller-Verghy, and they are also split in their usage of diacritics (2 with, 2 without, 1 unclear). It is important to note, however, that all of them use "Miller-Verghy" with a hyphen, which we do not. Kaldari (talk) 21:47, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
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Requested move 2[edit]

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The result of the move request was: hyphen added. DrKiernan (talk) 13:03, 3 October 2012 (UTC)



Mărgărita Miller VerghyMărgărita Miller-Verghy – After doing a more thorough investigation, I found the use of diacritics in reliable English language sources to be evenly split (see my comments above). However, in the process I noticed that 100% of the sources used "Miller-Verghy" rather than "Miller Verghy". The Romanian Wikipedia article also uses the hyphenated form. Relisted. BDD (talk) 17:34, 24 September 2012 (UTC) Kaldari (talk) 22:15, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

  • I for one don't have a real objection, as long as we change it throughout the article. Dahn (talk) 12:20, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
  • I had the same thought: the hyphen doesn't seem crucial and might be a bit of a hassle adding, but I don't object to such a move either. - Biruitorul Talk 14:10, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose removal of the diacritics, support inclusion of the hyphen. --BDD (talk) 23:59, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
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