Talk:Riga Cathedral

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Why "Doma Cathedral" and not simply "Riga Cathedral" ? --Lysytalk 20:58, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Doms doesn't mean chatedral, "doms" is term to refer to important church, more importan than cathedral (according, It is like a title, the church originaly was named after Saint Mary - Rīgas Svētās Māras baznīca or something. There ceratanly must be similar english term for that -- Xil/talk 11:51, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I searched around - it seems that in english it is named chatedral in bouth cases and doma cathedral is wrong anyway (cathedral of cathedral ?). It should be moved to more aproporite name, only problem is that there are two chatedrals in Riga - this and orthodox cathedral, that everyone knows as cathedral.---- Xil/talk 12:25, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
The modern Latvian word "Doms" is short for "Doma baznica", which again is transcribed from the German "Domkirche" (derived from Latin "domus" or home - i.e. the home of the bishop). In my opinion, the correct name for this article would be "Riga Lutheran Cathedral", the correct name for St. Jacob Cathedral, Riga would be "Riga Catholic Cathedral" and the correct name for the Nativity Cathedral, Riga would be "Riga Orthodox Cathedral". --Philaweb T-C 18:25, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

How about Riga Protestant Cathedral ? --Lysytalk 12:43, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Despite that I guess Riga Cathedral would be better, as it is more popular name, there is article on the other chatedral - Nativity Cathedral, Riga---- Xil/talk 18:27, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
There's still the Roman-Catholic Catherdal... --Lysytalk 18:31, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
Where ? I don't know any other chatedral in Riga, maybe you mean St. Jacobs church ? BTW why there is no genative case in names of articles ?---- Xil/talk 19:01, 7 January 2007 (UTC)
Yes, St. Jacob. As to genative, I think English usage is slightly different than many other languages. OK, so let's rename this article to Riga Cathedral and then create separate article for St. Jacob church in Riga --Lysytalk 19:46, 7 January 2007 (UTC)