Wikipedia:Naming conventions (architecture)
|The following is a proposed Wikipedia policy, guideline, or process. The proposal may still be in development, under discussion, or in the process of gathering consensus for adoption.|
This page is a complement to Wikipedia's naming conventions, not a replacement. Always consider Wikipedia:Naming conventions when naming a page.
Towers should be named after their common name (Leaning Tower of Pisa)
Places of worship (churches, monasteries, cathedrals, abbeys)
- Places of worship should be named by most commonly known name in English. (Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, formally known as the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, known on the English speaking ground like this).
- If there is no English name by which the church is commonly known, (mostly regarding places of worship out of English speaking ground), then this order should be used:
- The words Church, Monastery, Cathedral, Abbey should be with capital letter. (St. John's Church, NOT St. John's church)
- Dot (.) after St (St.) should be always used.
- For named mills - (name of mill), location. For unnamed mills (location), (type of mill). Thus Union Mill, Cranbrook and Thelnetham Windmill. This applies to watermills, cotton mills etc.
- For named lighthouses that are well known, and have common English name, just use name of lighthouse, and the word "Lighthouse" (Kõpu Lighthouse, Adziogol Lighthouse). For other lighthouses that are better known by their non English name, use original name (Torre della Lanterna, Genoa, Italy). For other, unnamed lighthouses use (location Lighthouse). Thus Cape Palliser Lighthouse and Cuvier Island Lighthouse.
- An alternative convention is to use Light instead of Lighthouse. There is no established convention as to whether one is preferred over the other, or whether they should vary on a case-by-case basis based on usage in souces.
Landmarks should follow the same conventions as all other buildings, written above.
Wikipedia:Naming conventions (people) is used completely as guide to write Architects names.
- Mount, Mt., Mt and Saint, St., St (Under Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions/Archive 6)
- "Saint" / inconsistent use of "St" and "St." (Under Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (names and titles)/Archive 9)
- Buildings named after people (Under WP:NCWC)
- Qualifiers not between brackets (Under WP:NCP)
- Apostrophe, geographic names
- Apostrophe, singular nouns ending with an “s” or “z” sound