Talk:Norman

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People named "Norman"[edit]

Would it make sense to have a section on this page for all the people named "Norman"? So far, only "Charlie Norman" is listed. But a quick search of Wikipedia turns up dozens of people named "Norman", as either a first or last name. We should include all (or most) of them. Or none. But not just one. Check out "George" or "Joseph" for other examples. Joe 03:23, 2 October 2005 (UTC)

Yes disambiguation pages can equally disambiguate people and places, it would make sense. Stbalbach 03:39, 2 October 2005 (UTC)
I would have thought having no people would be better. No one should make a link to Greg Norman as just "Norman" anyway. Or am I just being too hardline? DarbyAsh 08:57, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
I'm beginning to lean to the idea of having "no people". There are a lot of kings named "George" that need to be disambiguated. And several historical and Biblical people named "Joseph" that deserve the same treatment. But I can't find anybody that would be confused with just the word "Norman". It seems like it would always be qualified as a first or last name; therefore it needs no dismbiguation. I first stumbled on this page while looking for disambiguation pages that are linked to. It currently ranks near the top as one of the most linked-to disambiguation pages. But after looking at a bunch of those pages, most of them are refering to the "Norman" people, not somebody named Norman. So I vote to remove all persons named Norman from the page. Joe 14:49, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
I agree. I am currently working on disambiguating the pages linked here, and they are almost all referring to the Normans or Norman architecture. Given the 459 links, I will be going for some time... DarbyAsh 08:45, 6 October 2005 (UTC)
Oops. Obviously I should have looked at the page before coming here. Zyxw has just added a huge list of people and placenames. I guess the other question to ask is how someone would search for a person. Place names I can understand - you'd just type in "Norman". Someone is more like to search for a person, however, by full name. ??? DarbyAsh 08:57, 6 October 2005 (UTC)
Well, I'm not going to step on all the work that Zyxw did. So I'll leave it at that. Good luck, DarbyAsh, on disambiguating this. I just finished disambiguating spring. It was a lot of fun. But now I'm going off to find something selse worthwhile to work on. Joe 14:02, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

Normandy[edit]

Should there be an entry for Normandy on this page? The Normans article only covers up to the 12th century, but aren't subsequent and present day inhabitants of Normandy still known as Normans? E.g. Jean de Béthencourt. Gil Gamesh 15:59, 9 May 2006 (UTC)