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Re organising correct prefix to settlements name
This Thorndon, in New Zealand was named after the Suffolk village Thorndon. This article should be renamed with the prefix Thorndon, New Zealand and the originator of the name, namely Thorndon in Suffolk should be re-named to just Thorndon as it is the origin of the name.Chronopher (talk) 06:48, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
That's not how Wikipedia works. The primary subject should be the main title. If the New Zealand place is more important (which it seems it is), then the current naming order is correct. Number57 23:00, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Can you point me in the direction of a guideline or a presidency over the hierarchy of settlements names. I have looked for information on hierarchy of names and have come across many settlement place names which have a Disambiguation article. Maybe it my to be an idea to have a Thorndon (disambiguation) for the name, then both settlements can be listed there.Chronopher (talk) 07:38, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
If I can point this discussion in the direction of this reference you will see that Thorndon is actually named from here, Thorndon Hall and not from the village in Suffolk. Nevertheless I agree with Chronopher that there should be a Thorndon (disambiguation) article created.Dennisbluie (talk) 07:51, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
This image: Dorset family. St Mary's Catholic Cathedral and Parliament Buildings, Hill Street, Thorndon. Ref: 1/2-021261-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22631505 suggests the artist was sitting in Hill Street's upper gateway to Parliament (still identifiable on Google Maps) and the buildings to the left of the Govt House picture are clearly those identified as Parliament in 22631505. Eddaido (talk) 00:32, 12 June 2014 (UTC)