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Requested moves is a process for requesting the retitling (moving) of an article, template, or project page on Wikipedia. (For retitling files, categories and other items, see When not to use this page.) Please read the article titling policy and the guideline regarding primary topics before moving a page or requesting a page move.

Any autoconfirmed user can use the Move function to perform most moves (see Help:How to move a page). If you have no reason to expect a dispute concerning a move, be bold and move the page. However, it may not always be possible or desirable to do this:

  • Technical reasons may prevent a move: a page may already exist at the target title and require deletion, or the page may be protected from moves. See: § Requesting technical moves.
  • Requests to revert recent, undiscussed, controversial moves may be made at WP:RM/TR. If the new name has not become the stable title, the undiscussed move will be reverted. If the new name has become the stable title, a requested move will be needed to determine the article's proper location.
  • A title may be disputed, and discussion may be necessary to reach consensus: see § Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves. The requested moves process is not mandatory, and sometimes an informal discussion at the article's talk page can help reach consensus.
  • Unregistered users and new (not yet autoconfirmed) users are unable to move pages.

Requests are generally processed after seven days. If consensus is reached at or after this time, a reviewer will enact the request. If not, the request may be re-listed to allow more time for consensus to develop, or the discussion closed as "no consensus". See Wikipedia:Requested moves/Closing instructions for more details on the process.

Wikipedia:Move review can be used to contest the outcome of a move request as long as all steps are followed. If a discussion on the closer's talk page does not resolve an issue, then a move review will evaluate the close of the move discussion to determine whether or not the contested close was reasonable and consistent with the spirit and intent of common practice, policies, and guidelines.

When not to use this page


Separate processes exist for moving certain types of pages, and for changes other than page moves:

Undiscussed moves


Autoconfirmed editors may move a page without discussion if all of the following apply:

  • No article exists at the new target title;
  • There has been no discussion (especially no recent discussion) about the title of the page that expressed any objection to a new title; and
  • It seems unlikely that anyone would reasonably disagree with the move.

If you disagree with such a move, and the new title has not been in place for a long time, you may revert the move. If you cannot revert the move for technical reasons, then you may request a technical move.

Move wars are disruptive, so if you make a bold move and it is reverted, do not make the move again. Instead, follow the procedures laid out in § Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves.

Requesting technical moves

  • WP:RM#TR

If you are unable to complete a move for technical reasons, you can request technical help below. This is the correct page if you tried to move a page, and you got an error message saying something like "You do not have permission to move this page, for the following reasons:".

  • To list a technical request: edit the Uncontroversial technical requests subsection and insert the following code filling in pages and reason:
    {{subst:RMassist| current page title | new page title | reason = reason for move}}
    This will automatically insert a bullet and include your signature. Please do not edit the article's talk page.
  • If you object to a proposal listed in the uncontroversial technical requests section, please move the request to the Contested technical requests section, append a note on the request elaborating on why, and sign with ~~~~.
  • If your technical request is contested, or if a contested request is left untouched without reply, create a requested move on the article talk and remove the request from the section here. The fastest and easiest way is to click the "discuss" button at the request, save the talk page, and remove the entry on this page.

Technical requests

Uncontroversial technical requests

Contested technical requests

Requests to revert undiscussed moves

  • Bojo (disambiguation)  Bojo (redirect to Boris Johnson) (move · discuss) – rv move from two days ago: no indication an obscure nickname for Boris Johnson could take precedence over the other topics – Uanfala (talk) 01:27, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Requesting controversial and potentially controversial moves

  • WP:RM#CM

The discussion process is used for potentially controversial moves. A move is potentially controversial if either of the following applies:

  • there has been any past debate about the best title for the page;
  • someone could reasonably disagree with the move.

Use this process if there is any reason to believe a move would be contested. In particular, use this process before moving any existing page with incoming links to create a disambiguation page at that title. For technical move requests, such as to correct obvious typographical errors, see Requesting technical moves. The technical moves procedure can also be used for uncontroversial moves when the requested title is occupied by an existing article.

Do not create a new move request when one is already open on the same talk page. Instead, consider contributing to the open discussion if you would like to propose another alternative. Multiple closed move requests may be on the same page, but each should have a unique section heading.

Do not create a move request to rename one or more redirects. Redirects cannot be used as current titles in requested moves.

Requesting a single page move

To request a single page move, edit at the bottom of the talk page of the article you want moved, without adding a new header, inserting this code:

{{subst:requested move|NewName|reason=Place here your rationale for the proposed page name change, ideally referring to applicable naming convention policies and guidelines, and providing evidence in support where appropriate. If your reasoning includes search engine results, please prioritize searches limited to reliable sources (e.g. books, news, scholarly papers) over other web results. Do not sign this.}}

Replace NewName with the requested new name of the page (or with a question mark, if you want more than one possible new name to be considered). The template will automatically create the heading "Requested move 07 April 2020" and sign the post for you.

There is no need to edit the article in question. Once the above code is added to the Talk page, a bot will automatically add the following notification at the top of the article:

Note: Unlike other request processes on Wikipedia, such as Requests for comment, nominations need not be neutral. Make your point as best you can; use evidence (such as Google Ngrams and pageview statistics) and refer to applicable policies and guidelines, especially our article titling policy and the guideline on disambiguation and primary topics.

WikiProjects may subscribe to Article alerts to receive RM notifications. For example, Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Article alerts/Requested moves is transcluded to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography. RMCD bot notifies many of the other Wikiprojects listed on the talk page of the article to be moved to invite project members to participate in the RM discussion. Requesters should feel free to notify any other Wikiproject or noticeboard that might be interested in the move request, as long as this notification is neutral.

Single page move on a different talk page

Occasionally, a move request must be made on a talk page other than the talk page of the page to be moved. For example, a request to rename Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Resources to Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing and templates would need to take place at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Articles for creation because the talk page of the project page to be moved, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Articles for creation/Resources, is a redirect to that centralized discussion page. In this type of case, the requested move should be made using the following code:

{{subst:requested move|reason=(the reason for the page move goes here).|current1=(present title of page to be renamed)|new1=(proposed title of page)}}

Note that the |1= unnamed parameter is not used, and that the |current1= and |new1= parameters are used similar to multiple page moves described below.

Requesting multiple page moves

A single template may be used to request multiple related moves. On one of the talk pages of the affected articles, create a request and format it as below. A sample request for three page moves is shown here (for two page moves, omit the lines for current3 and new3). For four page moves, add lines for current4 and new4, and so on. There is no technical limit on the number of multiple move requests, but before requesting very large multi-moves, consider whether a naming convention should be changed first. Discuss that change on the talk page for the naming convention, e.g., Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (sportspeople).

To request a multiple page move, edit at the bottom of the talk page of the article you chose for your request, without adding a new header, inserting this code:

{{subst:requested move
| new1 = New title for page 1 with the talk page hosting this discussion
| current2 = Current title of page 2
| new2 = New title for page 2
| current3 = Current title of page 3
| new3 = New title for page 3
| reason = Place here your rationale for the proposed page name change, ideally referring to applicable naming convention policies and guidelines, and providing evidence in support where appropriate. If your reasoning includes search engine results, please prioritize searches limited to reliable sources (e.g. books, news, scholarly papers) over other web results. Do not sign this.}}

For example, to propose moving the articles Wikipedia and Wiki, put this template on Talk:Wikipedia, and replace current2 with Wiki. The discussion for all affected articles is held on the talk page of the article at page 1 (Talk:Wikipedia). Do not sign a request with ~~~~ as the template does this automatically. Do not skip pairs of numbers.

RMCD bot automatically places a notice section on the talk page of the additional pages that are included in your request, advising that the move discussion is in progress, where it is, and that all discussion for all pages included in the request should take place at that one location.

Occasionally the discussions for significant multi-move requests may be hosted on WikiProject talk pages or other pages in Project namespace. For multi-move discussions hosted on a page which is not itself proposed to be moved, specify |current1=Current title of page 1 for the first page to move.

Request all associated moves explicitly

Please list every move that you wish to have made in your request. For example, if you wish to move Cricket (disambiguation) to Cricket because you do not believe the sport is the primary topic for the search term "Cricket", then you actually want to move two pages, both Cricket (disambiguation) and Cricket. Thus you must list proposed titles for each page affected by your request. For example, you might propose:

If a new title is not proposed for the sport, it is more difficult to achieve consensus for a new title for that article. A move request that does not show what to do with the material at its proposed target, such as:

is incomplete. As a malformed move request, it may be subject to early closure on procedural grounds.

Template usage examples and notes
Talk page tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{subst:Requested move |new|reason=why}}
links talk edit
Requested move 07 April 2020

Wikipedia:Requested movesNew – why Example (talk) 03:19, 07 April 2020 (UTC)

Use when the proposed new title is given.
Do not sign this template—this tag is auto-signed when substituted. Be sure to use the subst:.
This tag should be placed at the beginning of the section containing the relevant discussion.

{{subst:Requested move|?|reason=why}}
Requested move 07 April 2020

Wikipedia:Requested moves → ? – why Example (talk) 03:19, 07 April 2020 (UTC)

Use when the proposed new title is not known.
Do not sign this template—this tag is auto-signed when substituted. Be sure to use the subst:.
This tag should be placed at the beginning of the section containing the relevant discussion.

{{subst:Requested move |new|reason=why|talk=yes}}
Requested move 07 April 2020

Wikipedia:Requested movesNew – why Example (talk) 03:19, 07 April 2020‎ (UTC)

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this subsection with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's policy on article titles.
Any additional comments:

This template adds subsections for survey and discussion.
Do not sign this template—this tag is auto-signed when substituted. Be sure to use the subst:
Click the "New Section" tab on the talk page and leave the Subject/headline blank, as the template by default automatically creates the heading.

{{subst:Requested move |new1=x|current2=y|new2=z|reason=why}}
Requested move 07 April 2020

– why Example (talk) 03:19, 07 April 2020 (UTC)

Do not sign this template—this tag is auto-signed when substituted.
Be sure to use the subst: and place this tag at the beginning of the section containing the relevant discussion.
Add additional related move requests in pairs (|current3= and |new3=, |current4= and |new4=, etc.).

{{subst:Requested move |new1=?|current2=y|new2=?|reason=why}}
Requested move 07 April 2020

– why Example (talk) 03:19, 07 April 2020 (UTC)

Commenting on a requested move


All editors are welcome to contribute to the discussion regarding a requested page move. There are a number of standards that Wikipedians should practice in such discussions:

  • When editors recommend a course of action, they write Support or Oppose in bold text, which is done by surrounding the word with three single quotes on each side, e.g. '''Support'''.
  • Comments or recommendations are added on a new bulleted line (that is, starting with *) and signed by adding ~~~~ to the end. Responses to another editor are threaded and indented using multiple bullets.
  • The article itself should be reviewed before any recommendation is made; do not base recommendations solely on the information supplied by other editors. It may also help to look at the article's edit history. However, please read the earlier comments and recommendations, as well as prior move requests. They may contain relevant arguments and useful information.
  • Vested interests in the article should be disclosed per Wikipedia:Conflict of interest#How to disclose a COI.

When participating, please consider the following:

  • Editors should make themselves familiar with the article titling policy at Wikipedia:Article titles.
  • Other important guidelines that set forth community norms for article titles include Wikipedia:Disambiguation, specific naming conventions, and the manual of style.
  • The debate is not a vote; please do not make recommendations that are not sustained by arguments.
  • Explain how the proposed article title meets or contravenes policy and guidelines rather than merely stating that it does so.
  • Nomination already implies that the nominator supports the name change, and nominators should refrain from repeating this recommendation on a separate bulleted line.[a]
  • Do not make conflicting recommendations. If you change your mind, use strike-through to retract your previous statement by enclosing it between <s> and </s> after the bullets, and de-bold the struck words, as in "• Support Oppose".

Please remember that reasonable editors will sometimes disagree, but that arguments based in policy, guidelines, and evidence have more weight than unsupported statements. When an editor offers an argument that does not explain how the move request is consistent with policies and guidelines, a reminder to engage in constructive, on-topic discussion may be useful. On the other hand, a pattern of responding to requests with groundless opinion, proof by assertion, and ignoring content guidelines may become disruptive. If a pattern of disruptive behavior persists after efforts are made to correct the situation through dialogue, please consider using a dispute resolution process.

Closing a requested move

Any uninvolved editor in good standing may close a move request. Please read the closing instructions for information on how to close a move request. The Simple guide to closing RM discussions details how to actually close a requested move discussion.

Relisting a requested move


Relisting a discussion moves the request out of the backlog up to the current day in order to encourage further input. The decision to relist a discussion is best left to uninvolved experienced editors upon considering, but declining, to close the discussion. In general, discussions should not be relisted more than once before properly closing.[b] Users relisting a debate which has already been relisted, or relisting a debate with a substantial discussion, should write a short explanation on why they did not consider the debate sufficient to close. While there is no consensus forbidding participation in a requested move discussion after relisting it, many editors consider it an inadvisable form of supervote. If you want to relist a discussion and then participate in it, be prepared to explain why you think it was appropriate.

Relisting can be done using {{subst:relisting}}, which automatically includes the relister's signature, and which must be placed at the very end of the initial request after the move requester's signature (and subsequent relisters' signatures). When a discussion has been relisted a bot partially underlines the "Discuss" link in the lists of debates: (Discuss).

When a relisted discussion reaches a resolution, it may be closed at any time according to the closing instructions; there is no required length of time to wait before closing a relisted discussion.

If discussion has become stale, or it seems that discussion would benefit from more input of editors versed in the subject area, consider more widely publicizing the discussion, such as by notifying WikiProjects of the discussion using the template {{RM notification}} or {{Mdn}}. Banners placed at the top of the talk page hosting the move request can often be used to identify WikiProjects suitable for notification.


  1. ^ A nominator making a procedural nomination with which they may not agree is free to add a bulleted line explaining their actual position. Additional detail, such as sources, may also be provided in an additional bullet point if its inclusion in the nomination statement would make the statement unwieldy. Please remember that the entire nomination statement is transcluded into the list on this page.
  2. ^ Despite this, discussions are occasionally relisted more than once.

Current discussions

  • WP:RM#C
This section lists all requests filed or identified as potentially controversial which are currently under discussion.

This list is also available in a page-link-first format and in table format. 63 discussions have been relisted, indicated by (Discuss)

April 7, 2020

April 6, 2020

  • (Discuss)Alexey TokarevAlexey Tokarev – The translation of the subject's name from Cyrillic script has been taken from the first source in this article, but it's not an RS. The official Olympic Games website [1] and the World Sailing Organization [2], which are probably the two most authoritative sources, both spell his name "Alexey". The disambiguation is not needed as there is no other person with this name with a Wikipedia article. Richard3120 (talk) 23:51, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Template:Infobox hereditary titleTemplate:Infobox title – No such templates still existing, it seems. As such, perhaps the application of this template would not be restricted to heriditary templates? Also, when their are no heir apperents, would it strictly constitute a hereditary title? Some titles which may be applicable for this infobox may be for life but not hereditary. Etc., etc. Keep it simple? PPEMES (talk) 23:04, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Zane Smith (racing driver)Zane Smith – Similar to what we did a few months ago with the two Sam Mayer articles, I request we do the same for Zane Smith. It appears that on most days, the Zane Smith racing driver page gets more views (in the 20's or 30's) than that of the baseball player of the same name (in the teens). Being a NASCAR fan, the racing driver Zane Smith could potentially be on his way to have a lot of success/be a big name in the near future, while the baseball player Zane Smith seems like he was just average/another baseball player that wasn't standout or anything, plus he played way back in the 1980's and 90's, so not many people may know about him. For comparison: Zane Smith (racing driver) page views: Zane Smith (baseball player) page views: Thanks. Cavanaughs (talk) 20:34, 23 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 20:45, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Mauna ʻAlaRoyal Mausoleum (Mauna ʻAla) – Suggestion to retain word "Royal Mausoleum" and "Mauna ʻAla" in similar vein to Royal Mausoleum (Norway). Mauna ʻAla or Maunaala was originally the name for the ground in the Nuʻuanu that the Royal Mausoleum was build upon not the mausoleum itself. Here is an 1856 mention of Maunaala showing that it predated the construction of the Mausoleum. It was probably the name of a traditional Hawaiian land division maybe an ʻili. The Royal Mausoleum's name was Ka ilina o nā aliʻi in Hawaii [3] and was written in official reports of the monarchy as Ilina Alii. Many 19th-century Hawaiian newspapers distinguishes the land and the mausoleum that it sat on. See for translation of contemporary Hawaiian language articles. Many sources called it the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ʻAla [4] as well. KAVEBEAR (talk) 04:02, 28 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 20:28, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Sri BhagavanKalki Bhagwan – Subject is popularly known in the contemporary society as 'Kalki Bhagwan'. A simple google search for 'Kalki Bhagwan' will yield results and articles by prominent news and media sources confirming the same. Additional reasons and rationale mentioned in points A1 to A15 in this talk page. Ronyrockford (talk) 21:36, 3 March 2020 (UTC)Relisted. – Ammarpad (talk) 05:48, 11 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 20:14, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Grays (disambiguation)Grays – No clear primary topic. See also discussion at User talk:Red Slash#PLURALPT and colours. Views[[5]] show the town gets much more views than the other 2 places called "Grays" but some other less likely articles get more such as the colour and LA team, probably a PTM for its former name like arguably Ravens, Pacers and Mariners but the teams are apparently commonly abbreviated. Even though the colour is similar to a mass noun (see the Oranges example of WP:PLURALPT) and User:Crouch, Swale/Colours it seems that because the colour is far more important it should displace the town. When I Google Grays (from Suffolk about 60 miles from Grays) there are a number of results not for the town like Grays Hockey, Grays International and Grays of Westminster. A Books search only returns 1 result for the town (which calls it "Grays Thurrock") but most of those other results appear to be PTMs. We could also move it to Grays Thurrock per WP:NATURAL but given the town appears to generally be called just "Grays" today comma disambiguation might be better like Bray, Berkshire rather than Bray on Thames. In other words "Grays Thurrock" appears to be a bit anachronistic. There are also several other places at de:Grays (Begriffsklärung). Crouch, Swale (talk) 18:08, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health ProblemsInternational Classification of Diseases – The current title is indeed the official name of the ICD-10, but naming the article as such goes against WP:COMMON: over 5.1 million hits for "International Classification of Diseases" versus 424.000 hits for "International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems". With the upcoming ICD-11, the WHO appears to prefer the simpler form, "International Classification of Disease", e.g. here. The ICD-11 Reference Guide adds four words to it: "International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems". The WHO is passionate about developing standardized terms and definitions, but seems less concerned about standardizing the terms of their standardizations, see also this e-mail I've prepared. Pretty strange. Anyway, I believe the title of this article should be International Classification of Diseases, per WP:COMMON, and because of the commonly used "ICD" acronym. Cheers, Manifestation (talk) 18:04, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Cassette tapeCompact Cassette – This product is called Compact Cassette by its inventor, Philips. While some do call it "cassette tape", this name is ambiguous because the product is first and foremost about cassette form-factor, not about tape. Also, many other magnetic products were packaged as tape in a cassette, like DAT or VHS cassettes or DV cassettes, etc. Thus, "cassette tape" is ambiguous: is it about tape or cassette? If it is about cassette, which one? Just call it what it always has been, and what is written on the packaging. Also, "cassette tape" is not prevalent outside the U.S., where just "cassette" or "audio cassette" is often used. Mikus (talk) 17:53, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Pink (disambiguation)Pink – No clear primary topic over the flower that the colour is named after and the singer who gets more views (138,171 compared with only 15,318 for the colour) and the film that also gets more views (32,913)[6] but that's probably recentism. Although being the original meaning isn't determinate it seems reasonable to have a DAB page here given the usage of some of the other topics even though they may be pink. Also given the usage of both the singer and film it seems like readers would be better served by a DAB page today instead of loading the wrong page and having to make 2 clicks for the film and note that the singer is a level 5 vital article so it seems she also has some long-term significance to even though the colour (level 4 clearly has more). Although the article is tagged as using American English and this suggests we should use Pink (color), Talk:Grey is also tagged as using American English even though it uses a British title. Orange (colour) however uses both British English in text and title and this is consistent with that. Presumably RETAIN considers the title to be independent of the content and therefore since I am the one introducing the qualifier I get to choose the form of English it uses. A Google search for Pink don't return any results for the colour but Images are mainly for the colour, Books seems to be split. Crouch, Swale (talk) 17:43, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Romanza final (Gayarre)Romanza final – Is the title of this film really "Romanza final (Gayarre)", or is the parenthetical just a disambiguator perpetuated from Wikipedia to IMDB or vice-versa? I suggest we move it (back) to a more straightforward title. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 13:41, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)YakutiaSakha – Sakha is the general shortform name of its official name, the Sakha Republic. Sakha is the name of the place in the Sakha language, which is spoken by a majority of not just the Sakhalar but also the other minority peoples of the region; these peoples make up a majority of the republic's population, and the percentage will have increased with the new upcoming census this year. The official renaming of the region from "Yakutia" to "Sakha" was an intentional and political move by the government to highlight its autonomy, with the addition of "Yakutia" in parentheses being a kind of political compromise.[1] Modern scholarly works dealing with the Sakhalar such as Siberian Village by Bella Jordan and Terry Bychkov-Jordan and Words like Birds by Jenanne Ferguson also call the place Sakha. There are constantly more searches on Google for "Sakha" rather than "Yakutia."[2] Sakha yields nearly 7 million results on Google,[3] whereas Yakutia yields 5 million.[4] Google Ngram shows that "Sakha" has more than twice the usage of "Yakutia" in books, with "Sakha" being the preferred term since shortly after the republic's renaming to the indigenous "Sakha."[5] JSTOR has 2500 results for "Sakha,"[6] but only 1600 results for "Yakutia."[7] Modern visits by the Sakhalar in places also have them being called "Sakha," such as when delegations from Sakha visited Fort Ross in California.[8]


  1. ^ Balzer, Marjorie Mandelstam; Vinokurova, Uliana Alekseevna (January 1996). "Nationalism, Interethnic Relations and Federalism: The Case of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)". Europe-Asia Studies. 48 (1): 103.
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Arumdaum (talk) 16:24, 27 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Anarchyte (talk | work) 12:27, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Cat lover cultureCat culture – I think this article still suffers from some of the issues raised in last year's AfD. We might start with the title. Per WP:NDESC, we're allowed to make up descriptive titles, but this one is barely attested outside Wikipedia and its mirrors, so why not go with the more concise version that's actually used in the body of the article, and at least some of its references? We might also consider usurping Cat fancy, which currently redirects to Animal fancy. Restructing this article thus could help address some of those issues. "Cat culture" might draw the objection that it implies animal culture in the context of cats, but there doesn't seem to be much on that, and the phrase already redirects here. --BDD (talk) 16:00, 25 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Anarchyte (talk | work) 12:23, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)The Word Bible SoftwareTheWord – Official website usage, eg. and Daask (talk) 18:33, 18 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Anarchyte (talk | work) 11:56, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)AruṇaAruna (Hinduism) – This transliteration from Sanskrit ought to have a title or a redirect that is accessible from a standard English keyboard. I don't think it's the primary topic—Aruna is a disambiguation page—so I'm suggesting "Hinduism" as a disambiguator, but am open to any better suggestions. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 22:16, 3 March 2020 (UTC)Relisted. – Ammarpad (talk) 05:46, 11 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Anarchyte (talk | work) 11:35, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Rubicon GlobalRubicon Technologies – company has changed their name to Rubicon --User:PeteStJohn 10:31, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Benito Juarez (Alciati)Statue of Benito Juárez (Washington, D.C.)WP:VAMOS has been updated and now says: "For portrait sculptures of individuals in public places the forms "Statue of Fred Foo" "Equestrian statue of Fred Foo" or "Bust of Fred Foo" is recommended, unless a form such as "Fred Foo Memorial" or "Monument to Fred Foo" is the WP:COMMONNAME. If further disambiguation is needed, because there is more than one sculpture of the same person with an article, then disambiguation by location rather than the sculptor is usually better." --Another Believer (Talk) 00:56, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

April 5, 2020

  • (Discuss)Haathi Mere Saathi (upcoming film)Kaadan – In the film's press meet, Rana Daggubati states that the film was first shot in Tamil (up to 30 takes) and then only shot in Telugu and Hindi (both in one take). Rana refers to the film as Kaadan and the director, Prabhu Solomon, actor Vishnu Vishal, editor Bhuvan Srinivasan, and music director D. Imman are all known in the Tamil film industry. TamilMirchi (talk) 19:11, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Ring of periodsPeriod (integral) – The article is mostly about individual periods, not the set of periods as a whole, though I'm not sure which disambiguator is best. Consistency with articles on other number systems. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 17:26, 27 March 2020 (UTC)Relisted. – Ammarpad (talk) 18:58, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)IBM Spectrum ScaleGPFS – This filesystem is known in everyday use as 'GPFS', not this obscure name 'IBM Spectrum Scale'. Google searches confirm that 'GPFS' is far more commonly used. Feline Hymnic (talk) 17:31, 28 March 2020 (UTC)Relisted. – Ammarpad (talk) 18:50, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Riddlesdown CommonRiddlesdown (open space) – The official name of this open space is Riddlesdown, not Riddlesdown Common. It may be known as Riddlesdown Common to many locally, but on the City of London and London Borough of Croydon websites, and on the signage on Riddlesdown itself, it is called just "Riddlesdown". More importantly, it is NOT legally designated as common land, so it is wrong to refer to it as a common. I propose that this article should either be subsumed within the existing "Riddlesdown" article (which refers mainly to the Riddlesdown suburban area), or if it is desired to keep it as a separate article then "Riddlesdown (open space)". Lonegroover (talk) 17:14, 5 April 2020 (UTC) Lonegroover (talk) 17:14, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)AhivarnAhibaran – The article Ahivarn is biography of legendary Indian king. but, the spelling is not correct. Right spelling of this article is Ahibaran, you can see that proof @Amar Ujala Newspaper Raaj Tilak (talk) 09:39, 27 March 2020 (UTC) --Raaj Tilak (talk) 09:39, 27 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 10:53, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Polyalthia pingpienensisDisepalum plagioneurumName has changed. This species is now included in Disepalum,[1] together with a number of other species previously placed in the genus Polyalthia. The taxonbar and speciesbox have been updated.


  1. ^ Plants of the World Online (POWO): Disepalum Hook.f. (retrieved 4 April 2020)
Roy Bateman (talk) 10:48, 5 April 2020 (UTC) Roy Bateman (talk) 10:48, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Aye Nyein PhyuA Nyein Phyu – the previous name is better, and official name per verified Facebook Her name is 'A' Nyein Phyu (In Burmese ဧငြိမ်းဖြူ) not 'Aye' Nyein Phyu (အေးငြိမ်းဖြူ). see also [16]. MyanmaMeidaw (talk) 07:53, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Ye Yint Aung (singer)Yair Yint Aung – According to official Facebook, his name spelled "Yair Yint Aung", not "Ye Yint Aung". I disagree the current name. For name sources [17] [18], Google knowledge panel and itunes profile. I think Yair Yint Aung should be better than Ye Yint Aung. Maymelody (talk) 04:16, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

April 4, 2020

  • (Discuss)NaharayimBaqoura – This place is (undisputedly) part of Jordan, "Baqoura" is the Jordanian name, while Naharayim is the Israeli (Hebrew) name Huldra (talk) 22:58, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)HomoousionHomoousios – Transliterations of Greek adjectives are normally put in the masculine form, not the neuter. Bealtainemí (talk) 18:11, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Thyroid epithelial cellThyroid follicular cell – more usual name ngrams; name used in infobox and on page; ease of use with parafollicular cell Iztwoz (talk) 17:19, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)HotstarDisney+ HotstarThis source has a quote by Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and Star & Disney India president Uday Shankar: "Today, as we unveil Disney+ Hotstar, we take yet another momentous step in staying committed to our promise of delivering high-quality, impactful stories for India that have not only entertained but also made a difference in people’s lives, a promise that is even more meaningful in challenging times such as this". Since Hotstar is an Indian service, we should go by the domestic name. Kailash29792 (talk) 12:39, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Bon viveurBon vivant – We should use the most common (and also arguably most correct) variant. St.nerol (talk) 08:58, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

April 3, 2020

  • (Discuss)Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-ParmaMaría Teresa de Borbón-Parma – (1) Direct violation of WP:TITLESINTITLES: We don't use "Princess" in page names even if a person is a princess. (2) It is disupted whether this person is even a princess, and the subject's page name is just as identifiable without it. (Suggested name has accents and "de" because it appears that her name is more common that way even in English; some sources use "y" and some use hyphen between the last names. There might be other suitable combinations as well, but in any case without "Princess".) The article was renamed to something similar on 2020-03-29 then renamed back. Closeapple (talk) 23:59, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Cristina (singer)Cristina Monet-Palaci – Request using her full name, as "Cristina" is common and there are other singers with the same given name. Indefensible (talk) 17:22, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)UruččaUruchcha (microdistrict) – Undiscussed move, which disagrees with most English sources (see book search for both terms - Uruchcha vs Uručča). -- Netoholic @ 14:34, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Coronavirus recession2020 Global Recession – Coronavirus Recession does not follow naming guidelines by wiki. There's many causes for the new recession including Coronavirus, crude oil prices dropped. IMF declare a recession on March 27, 2020. Efuture2 (talk) 01:08, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)YacuíbaYacuiba – The correct spelling of the city's name is Yacuiba. Grullab (talk) 01:07, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Creek (tidal)Tidal creek – Avoid the use of unneeded parenthetical disambiguation. The article text already supports the usage of "tidal creek" to distinguish its subject from other things referred to as creeks. (talk) 00:30, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

April 2, 2020

  • (Discuss)AshlagAshlag (disambiguation) – To redirect Ashlag to Yehuda Ashlag as a WP:PRIMARYREDIRECT scenario since this topic is both the topic with the most page views, as well as the namesake for all of the topics on the disambiguation page. In addition, third party search engines tend to provide mainly results for the subject at Yehuda Ashlag when searching for "Ashlag". Steel1943 (talk) 21:33, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)James Cardinal Gibbons Memorial StatueStatue of James GibbonsWP:VAMOS has been updated and now says: "For portrait sculptures of individuals in public places the forms "Statue of Fred Foo" "Equestrian statue of Fred Foo" or "Bust of Fred Foo" is recommended, unless a form such as "Fred Foo Memorial" or "Monument to Fred Foo" is the WP:COMMONNAME. If further disambiguation is needed, because there is more than one sculpture of the same person with an article, then disambiguation by location rather than the sculptor is usually better." --Another Believer (Talk) 14:07, 10 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Sangdeboeuf (talk) 19:15, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Pinafore eroticismPetticoating – The usual name for this practice appears to be "petticoating" or "petticoat punishment". Search Google Books and you will find basically nothing for the phrase "pinafore eroticism", which seems to have been invented by Wikipedia. Equinox 12:47, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)James Hamilton (Scottish footballer) → ? – The current title is ambiguous, as another Scottish international with the same name, James Hamilton (footballer, born 1901), has an article. Unfortunately, there is not a longer version of his name which is known here, nor is a date of birth or death currently known. I suggest that the page be moved to James Hamilton (Scottish football forward) (the other player was a full-back) or James Hamilton (Queen's Park footballer) (the club he played for when capped for Scotland, which the other Hamilton did not play for). S.A. Julio (talk) 08:07, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Systemic lupus erythematosusLupus – This article is impossible to find due to its title. If you search for "lupus" on Google, this page doesn't show up anywhere in the first 20 pages of results! Even Encyclopedia Britannica beats us. All the other major medical sites understand the importance of making their content easily findable by people who are not doctors: * Mayo Clinic - "Lupus" * MedlinePlus - "Lupus" * WebMD - "Lupus" * Healthline - "Lupus" * John Hopkins Medicine - "Lupus" * - "Lupus" * Stanford Health Care - "Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)" The only other major website I could find that favors our title is the National Institutes of Health, which uses "Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)". For those who will inevitably argue that medical topics on Wikipedia must have exact, unambiguous titles, who exactly does that help? The 1% of viewers who are medical professionals? Even they are likely searching Google for "lupus". Kaldari (talk) 01:56, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

April 1, 2020

  • (Discuss)Electronic Entertainment ExpoE3 – E3 already redirects here so it's the primary use. Prior discussion has already established that E3 is the COMMONNAME. I can't find the phrase "Electronic Entertainment Expo" anywhere on the E3 website anymore so that suggests that E3 no longer stands for anything (like KFC). Given E3's predicted demise, this seems like a good opportunity for some long-awaited housekeeping. Axem Titanium (talk) 18:43, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)CMG Guanghua Road Office Area → ? – CMG Guanghua Road Office Area is an unofficial English name. So this page should be moved to CMG Office Block at Guanghua Road or moved back to CCTV Headquarters. CMG Office Block at Guanghua Road is the official name in the video on this page. CCTV Headquarters is earlier official name and called by most web pages so far. By the way, this building is not CMG's headquarters so it shouldn't be called by the old page name CMG Headquarters. MetroLe (talk) 13:44, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Nguyễn HuệQuang Trung – Quang Trung was the official name of the king while Nguyen Hue was his birth name; a google search for "Quang Trung" ([27]) yields 19 million results while "Nguyễn Huệ" ([28]) yields only more than 5 million. Also, other Vietnamese kings, for example Lê Thánh Tông, Lý Thái Tổ, Trần Nhân Tông or Gia Long all use the official names as their page titles Mr Vinx (talk) 13:36, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)COBE ArchitectsCobe – The company formerly known as COBE Architects has adapted into a new graphic identity from January 2020. Cobe's website now only refers to the company as "Cobe". This is also the case with the social media platforms: Instagram: Facebook: LinkedIn: Jasparbang (talk) 06:57, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
    • CobeCobe (disambiguation)
  • (Discuss)Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of North KoreaSupreme Commander of the Armed Forces of North Korea – While it is true that the DPRK Constitution mentions the title "commander-in-chief", North Korean state media continues to list Kim Jong-un's title as head of the armed forces as "supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK". This means that Kim is still referred to as supreme commander in daily use and the title of commander-in-chief is just an emphasis on his role as head of the military. Migs005 (talk) 04:51, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

March 31, 2020

  • (Discuss)Everglow (group)Everglow – The group falls under WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. From March 2019-March 2020, this page saw 388k pages to the song's mere 52k. The daily average for the group is 1,010 vs. 140, or about 0.14% of this article's pageviews. However, the biggest reason for this move is the fact that the song is obviously not the primary topic. Alternatively, moving Everglow to Everglow (song) and creating a disambiguation page is an option if you feel this is too preemptive to determine a primary topic. DanielleTH (Say hi!) 22:36, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Fernsehturm BerlinBerlin Television Tower – English-language title. it is a descriptive term: Fernsehnturm means TV tower. I briefly looked through the Towers category, and found no foreign tower with untranslated word "tower" in their names. Staszek Lem (talk) 20:40, 31 March 2020 (UTC) Staszek Lem (talk) 20:40, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Lunar GatewayGateway (space station) – Gateway (space station): Gateway is the real name of the space station that will be built by NASA around the Moon and for manned voyages to Mars. CRS-20 (talk) 17:49, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Noongar (disambiguation)Noongar – I don't see a primary topic between the Australian indigenous group, their language and the several other smaller topics with the name, which include an ethnic group of India and a town. A possible complicating factor is that the language is more commonly spelt in the linguistics literature as Nyungar, but we don't know how much of that scholarly preference is matched by reader expectations, we know the Noongar spelling for the language is still pretty common, and more generally, we would want to avoid leveraging spelling differences in order to differentiate article titles except in very clear-cut cases. – Uanfala (talk) 14:19, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Prickly Pear Island snailMicrarionta opuntia – The most common name for this taxon. Multiple vernacular names are used with varying spaces and hyphens. Also often referred to without a vernacular name at all. Current title is also improperly capitalized. — Hyperik talk 13:09, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

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  • WP:RME
  • (Discuss)Mercedes-Benz GL-ClassMercedes-Benz GLS-Class – –This is the correct name of the model; calling it GL-class would now be incorrect. Aasim 21:58, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Mdaniels5757 (talk) 22:14, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Michael J. LindellMike Lindell – per WP:COMMONAME. A quick google search for "Mike Lindell" will ping 2,420,000 results while "Michael J. Lindell" will ping 1,410,000. Additionally, his twitter and the official MyPillow website emphasize Mike Lindell. Its very obvious that "Michael J. Lindell" is not his common name and "Mike Lindell" is. Iamreallygoodatcheckers (talk) 21:47, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Crown (headgear)Crown – Regardless of any pageviews, this topic is the root meaning from which all others on the DAB derive. This makes it the longest-term significant topic of all. The current disambiguator "(headgear)" looks awkward, and so do other alternatives - often a sign that an article is WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. See the prior RM just above which showed strong support for this proposal. -- Netoholic @ 11:38, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
    • CrownCrown (disambiguation)
  • (Discuss)N. G. Kuznetsov Naval AcademyKuznetsov Naval Academy"Военный учебно-научный центр Военно-Морского Флота «Военно-морская академия имени Адмирала Флота Советского Союза Н. Г. Кузнецова»" [The Military Educational and Scientific Centre of the Navy "The Naval Academy named after Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union N. G. Kuznetsov"]. Kuznetsov Naval Academy (in Russian). Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  • Наименование Учреждения:
    полное наименование на русском языке – федеральное государственное казённое военное образовательное учреждение высшего образования «Военный учебно-научный центр Военно-Морского Флота «Военно-морская академия имени Адмирала Флота Советского Союза Н. Г. Кузнецова»;
    сокращённое наименование на русском языке – ВУНЦ ВМФ «Военно-морская академия»; ФГКВОУВО ВУНЦ ВМФ «ВМА» или Военно-морская академия;
    полное наименование на английском языке – Federal State Higher Military Educational Institution "The Military Educational and Scientific Centre of the Navy "The Naval Academy named after Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union N. G. Kuznetsov";
    сокращённое наименование на английском языке – Kuznetsov Naval Academy.
    — "Charter of the Kuznetsov Naval Academy", Russian: Устав Военного учебно-научного центра Военно-морского флота «Военно-морская академия имени Адмирала Флота Советского Союза Н. Г. Кузнецова» (26 January 2016).
  • -- (talk) 08:45, 30 March 2020 (UTC)


  • WP:RMB
  • (Discuss)KLEA-FM (New Mexico) → ? – Recent page moves — this was previously at simply KLEA-FM — have added a parentheses disambiguator to presumably remove any ambiguity with the current KLEA (FM) — but the "new" KLEA is also located in New Mexico, so that alone might not be the best disambiguator. Not entirely sure what the correct one should be, but KLEA (defunct), the first title this article was moved to, isn't correct either; earlier RMs at other articles have deprecated "defunct" as a disambiguator, the official call sign was KLEA-FM with the "-FM" suffix (the naming conventions for North American broadcast stations have long said that article titles reflect the official call sign, but have no set standard for defunct stations' disambiguators), and there is an equally-defunct KLEA (AM). The two most logical options I can think of are KLEA-FM (Lovington, New Mexico) (the current KLEA (FM) is licensed to serve Hobbs instead) or KLEA-FM (1965–2017) (it never had any other call sign, limiting the confusion that may or may not otherwise exist with that disambiguator), but there might be other paths as well. WCQuidditch 20:49, 10 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. BegbertBiggs (talk) 19:44, 21 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 19:15, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Hester ThraleHester Piozzi – The general academic consensus is that the person in question is referred to as Hester Piozzi, her final surname following her second marriage to Gabriel Piozzi, rather than Hester Thrale, by which she was better known to Victorian and Edwardian scholarship. The formerly widespread usage of "Mrs. Thrale" is rooted in Samuel Johnson's insistence that she be called by her former husband's surname in his presence instead of any sort of academic convention. "Mrs. Piozzi" is the usage preferred by all of her biographers and, additionally, follows the format used by the Library of Congress. 215lax (talk) 15:02, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 19:11, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Miranda, New ZealandPūkorokoro / Miranda – There's been a formal change of name that's happened at this place; they now have a dual name as shown. Miranda itself is just some spread out houses. What they are mostly known for is the Shorebird Centre, run by a trust with an international reputation. The other thing that is more widely known is the hot springs. All of this was successively renamed in 2014 and 2015. Rather than write a long rationale here, I've expanded the article and explained it there. Of most significance, I suggest, it that the trust renamed itself and is now known as the Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists' Trust. Any dual naming is potentially controversial and a formal move request is thus in order. Schwede66 06:15, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)New Zealand State Highway 1State Highway 1 (New Zealand) – Nobody talks about "New Zealand State Highway 1" but it's always "State Highway 1". None of the leads include the "New Zealand"-part of the article title in bold font. I suspect the country is there for disambiguation purposes only. If so, that's not how disambiguation is done. According to our naming conventions, we should use parenthetical disambiguation instead. I've picked half of our single-digit state highways (those that appeared longest according to an eyeball test) to test this. If this proves uncontroversial, we can simply move the rest. If it's not uncontroversial, well, we'll put them through the formal process. Schwede66 02:17, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)American School in EnglandTASIS England – TASIS England is by far the WP:CommonName; "American School in England" is a hugely ambiguous title, as there are dozens of american schools throughout England. The school is also part of the TASIS group, which utilizes that naming and branding across all its schools. Current title is too misleading. Cristiano Tomás (talk) 01:58, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Surya NamaskārSurya Namaskar – Remove diacritic to facilitate search and be in line with other articles on yoga asanas. The current spelling is also mistaken (the full IAST spelling would have two diacritics, Sūrya Namaskār) so we need to avoid that error. The article gives the IAST spelling once to explain the Sanskrit, and otherwise uses no diacritic marks. Chiswick Chap (talk) 16:16, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 00:29, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)The Hope of GloryThe Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross – This is the correct name of the book, as per the first line of the article. That name already redirects to this page. The short title can redirect to this for now, but Goodreads lists 129 books with "The Hope of Glory" as an element of the title, including multiple books denoted by that name alone. The Hope of Glory is also a theological concept, so it is likely that a disambiguation page would eventually be required. This new book is just one in a long list of works with the title, some notable, others not. It is WP:TOSOON to assert that this book is so notable it deserves the primary use of the term. Sirfurboy🏄 (talk) 11:49, 6 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 00:28, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)West Antarctic RiftWest Antarctic Rift System – This is not just one rift but rather a series of rifts in West Antarctica. West Antarctic Rift System also meets WP:COMMONNAME. Volcanoguy 00:42, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 00:23, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Ptolemy (general)Polemaios – If, as the lead paragraph suggests, "Most modern historians call him Polemaios to distinguish him from the more famous Ptolemy", then perhaps we should too. The article consistently uses Polemaios rather than Ptolemy. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 14:38, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Black ruffCentrolophus – This species/genus has multiple vernacular names that are in common use. Worse, the "official" name recognized by FAO is "rudderfish", while AFS uses "black ruff" (see FishBase). Among the common reliable sources that we use, FishBase uses "rudderfish" while IUCN gives that name first but also recognizes "black ruff" and "blackfish". This seems to be a classic case of widespread species with different naming traditions in different parts of its range, and thus a case where the scientific name should be used. As a monotypic genus, the article shoud be under the genus name. Micromesistius (talk) 10:27, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Template:2019–20 coronavirus pandemic data/Singapore medical casesList of COVID-19 cases in Singapore – The list of cases in the template is getting longer and it is causing problems for visual editing due to its huge file size (i.e. takes a long time to finalize and then does not load). I propose moving the contents of the template into a list article on mainspace to prevent the table from being accidentally inserted into an article, to make editing on other articles much easier, and to preserve the editing history of the contents. However, I do foresee some complications from doing this as it is a cross-namespace move and I don't have the tools to make the move clean (i.e. not leave a redirect in template-space). In addition, I'm not sure if there is a policy regarding cross-namespace moving and the naming of COVID-19 articles, so I'm looking for consensus on how to proceed with the move and the naming of the target. (This might also be applicable to other countries like Thailand which also have multiple sources reporting on the details of the individual COVID-19 cases.) -- AquaDTRS (talk) 07:16, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Mitcham, LondonMitcham – Mitcham already redirects here and there's a separate disambiguation page, so I see no point why this is called "Mitcham, London" instead of just "Mitcham". CastleCapt (talk) 18:17, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Shinzo AbeAbe Shinzo – I would like to revisit the requested move from 21 May 2019. It appears that the consensus was to wait until (if and) when reliable sources start referring to him as Abe Shinzo. I enter the following into the record as evidence reliable sources have started using Abe Shinzo: *Google News: 20 pages of results since 2 January 2020 for "shinzo abe" [30]; 23 pages for "abe shinzo" [31] *Google: 125 displayed results since 2 January 2020 for "shinzo abe" -wikipedia [32]; 170 for "abe shinzo" -wikipedia [33] *Google Scholar: 189 results since 2020 for "shinzo abe" [34]; 42 results for "abe shinzo" [35] (The change went into effect 1 January 2020 [36]. It is very likely that a significant portion of articles published in 2020 were written before 1 January 2020.) It seems to me that there is a slight majority in reliable sources using Abe Shinzo. Combined with this being the subject's preferred name[37], I believe Abe Shinzo is the preferable title. userdude 08:31, 2 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Sawol (talk) 08:39, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Biographical evaluationIlm al-rijal – Current title is too broad that it needs to be disambiguated as, for example, "Biographical evaluation (hadith)". The redirect chosen is category-specific and widely attested. Assem Khidhr (talk) 04:05, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Jeryn HogarthJeri Hogarth – Per consensus at the 2016 AFD, and the status quo of the article even four years later, the comic book character is not notable, and the gender-swapped and kinda-renamed character from the Netflix show is the real focus of this article; the lead should therefore be rewritten and the comics stuff put into a special "Background" section, but of course the first step is to change the article title. However, I'm not entirely confident that the 2016 consensus is still valid, and this may just be a case of laziness in failing to update the article, so I'm opening a new RM. Hijiri 88 (やや) 06:59, 17 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 17:36, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)MatasunthaEither Matasuintha or Matasuentha – Matasuintha is analogous to a scholarly spelling of Amalasuintha, found in Amory's People and Identity in Ostrogothic Italy which cites Jones's Prosopography of the Late Roman Empire, and in Barnish's translation of Casiodorus's Variae. It may be the most etymological form. Matasuentha is a scholarly spelling, also found in Amory's, and in Barnish's, and matches a scholarly spelling of Amalasuentha, in Peter Heather's The Goths, page 233. It is probably more etymological than the current Matasuntha. Note that Amalasuntha appears in Jones's Late Roman Empire, pages 274-275, so Matasuntha is at least analogous to a form with some scholarly usage. In fiction, we also find Mathaswentha and apparently Mataswintha. (talk) 23:27, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Almacenes TíaTía – I have no idea why this is called "Almacenes Tía". In Spanish, "almacenes" just means "stores", and does not seem to form part of either the official name or common name of this company. In Spanish Wikipedia, it's there as a disambiguating phrase ("es:tía" means "aunt"), but French Wikipédia also calls it this, and redirects fr:tía to it. Tía already redirects to it, so per WP:CONCISE I think we should move it over. (talk) 01:33, 6 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Steel1943 (talk) 18:01, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln Memorial)Statue of Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln Memorial)WP:VAMOS has been updated and now says: "For portrait sculptures of individuals in public places the forms "Statue of Fred Foo" "Equestrian statue of Fred Foo" or "Bust of Fred Foo" is recommended, unless a form such as "Fred Foo Memorial" or "Monument to Fred Foo" is the WP:COMMONNAME. If further disambiguation is needed, because there is more than one sculpture of the same person with an article, then disambiguation by location rather than the sculptor is usually better." Since there are other statues of Lincoln in Washington, D.C., we must use a more specific location. This move would make the page more consistent with entries in Category:Statues of Abraham Lincoln. --Another Believer (Talk) 15:32, 5 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Steel1943 (talk) 18:00, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Luther Monument (Washington, D.C.)Statue of Martin Luther (Washington, D.C.)WP:VAMOS has been updated and now says: "For portrait sculptures of individuals in public places the forms "Statue of Fred Foo" "Equestrian statue of Fred Foo" or "Bust of Fred Foo" is recommended, unless a form such as "Fred Foo Memorial" or "Monument to Fred Foo" is the WP:COMMONNAME. If further disambiguation is needed, because there is more than one sculpture of the same person with an article, then disambiguation by location rather than the sculptor is usually better." Evidence the D.C. work is more commonly known as the "Luther Monument"? --Another Believer (Talk) 05:01, 18 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. BegbertBiggs (talk) 16:34, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Shelter in placeShelter-in-place warning – I think, that there is no primary topic for "shelter-in-place"/variants and that a disambiguation page should be in place at the base name with this article and the article for shelter-in-place order (stay-at-home order) be the two topics listed on the page -- (If this moves, please remember to move the talk page as well) -- (talk) 16:16, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)FreebaseFreebase (database) – The chemical term has the primary, long term significance of this term, the small differences are not sufficient to differentiate between these articles because the space-less chemical term is extremely common. Indeed the chemical article was originally placed here under "Freebase", then moved to Freebase (chemistry), then Free base after five space-less years. "Freebase" is the headword listed in dictionaries [38][39] (nothing with spaces), referring to cocaine freebasing. Freebase cocaine is called "freebase" by itself [40][41][42][43][44]. I doubt that the majority of this article's readers are looking for the defunct website. – Thjarkur (talk) 01:36, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Al Jazeera InvestigatesAl Jazeera Investigative Unit – This program has changed the name, it used to be called Al Jazeera Investigates, now it is being called Al Jazeera Investigative Unit. To make it easier for users to search for this program, a proposal to change the name is necessary. Hasan Rrahmani (talk) 07:20, 10 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. SITH (talk) 11:32, 17 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Steel1943 (talk) 21:16, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Communist rebellion in the PhilippinesCPP–NPA–NDF conflict – This article should not be named "Communist rebellion in the Philippines," since that sidelines some significant movements, notably the PKP-1930, the CPLA, and the ABB-RPA. It also effectively sidelines Marxist-Leninist history in favor of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist history. This is why this insurgency is so poorly understood by the public. My proposal is that this article be renamed "CPP-NPA-NDF Rebellion," and that "Communist rebellion in the Philippines" be made a redirect to "Communism in the Philippines," which covers all the movements, from the Unión Obrera Democrática right on up to the present. CPP, NPA, and NDF should remain their own articles although they are linked, because there are key differences in the strucutre and funciton of each organization. Additionally: the WP:NPOV title for this is "conflict", not "rebellion" or "insurrecton." Unless what we want is a review of the conflict from a tactical/strategic standpoint, but that does not seem to be the intent of this article. Also, note that CPP-NPA-NDF is accepted and used Philippine Government Security Agencies such as the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, as demonstrated on their website at . Chieharumachi (talk) 04:04, 2 March 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Steel1943 (talk) 20:43, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Mohammed V StadiumStade Mohammed V – The stadium is more commonly known with its French name, Stade Mohammed V, rather than its English name, Mohammed V Stadium, as it can seen in these Google search results. The results for the name in French was more than 93,500 while the results for the English name is slightly more than 43,000. It was also the original name of the stadium before it was moved to Mohammed V Athletic Complex back in October 2019. Ben5218 (talk) 21:10, 29 February 2020 (UTC) Relisting. Steel1943 (talk) 20:38, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Jordanian annexation of the West BankJordanian occupation of the West Bank – This is referred to as an annexation while the Israeli annexation of the Golan is referred to as an “occupation”. Both offer full citizenship, both faced limited recognition internationally (both even were recognized by one member of the UN Security Council), and both faced push back against sovereignty from parts of their respective populations (however, both were not conquered from a previous sovereign, as the West Bank had no sovereign while Golan did; if this is relevant though, then the current Israeli occupation of east Jerusalem ought to be characterized as an annexation (wouldn’t apply to the rest of the West Bank given Israel’s lack of claim at this moment to the area). I propose the name of this article be changed to “occupation” or the Israeli occupation of the Golan henceforth be referred to as an “annexation” given the similarities between the situations. This would harmonize terminology, as behooves any encyclopedia. Zarcademan123456 (talk) 20:11, 4 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. © Tbhotch (en-3). 18:58, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Dhammakaya MovementDhammakaya tradition – Per reasons provided by Wikiman above: "First, the article and sources define it as a Thai Buddhist tradition, so it would be perfectly accurate to call it such and would be a superior way to convey information to readers quicker. Second, it is noted by Newell[45] on pages 15–16 that the term Dhammakaya Movement is sometimes used interchangeably with Wat Phra Dhammakaya by various scholars, which can be very confusing, especially if a reader was to do further reading and read stuff about the Dhammakaya Movement when the scholar or source was really just talking about Wat Phra Dhammakaya specifically. Since this page is clearly about the wider tradition that began at Wat Paknam that just happens to include Wat Phra Dhammakaya as well as several other temples, it would be beneficial if we titled the article in a way that makes the distinction clear. Dhammakaya tradition would be good way to do this, and it would still be very much accurate, since it is a Buddhist tradition." [Reference added, changed style fonts]-- Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 07:12, 29 February 2020 (UTC)Relisting. © Tbhotch (en-3). 18:33, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Republic of IliridaIlirida – Nobody seems to be clear on what the end goal of this vague idea was -- Albanians in Macedonia needed a name for the collective areas they inhabited that did not involve "Macedonia", but it was not clear if they wanted simply more rights in Macedonia, a federation state with Ilirida and rump North (Northeast??) Macedonia, an independent republic, an independent parliamentary monarchy with Prince Leka as monarch, merger with Albania, or merger with Kosovo. Hence it would seem simple "Ilirida" would be the best designation for the topic. Calthinus (talk) 21:57, 15 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 15:00, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Detatarization of CrimeaDe-Tatarization of CrimeaWP:COMMONNAME and WP:ENGLISH, reflected in search results on Google Books (by about 215[47] to 83[48]), Google Scholar (12 to 1[49]), and Google News (1 to 0[50]). Hyphenated version of this unfamiliar term is clearer than detatarization, which looks like it might mean “application of detatar” or something. Allows for capitalizing the name of a nation, the (Crimean) Tatars, as current English does in virtually all terms and expressions derived from the proper names, especially the names of national groups which must be treated respectfully and equally. WP:CONSISTENT with other article titles, e.g., eight subcategories and twenty-three articles in Category:Racism that starts with “Anti-” and capitalize the name of a national group.  Michael Z. 2020-03-15 22:41 z 22:41, 15 March 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 14:54, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Hasbro Comic Book Universe → ? – IDW President and CCO Chris Ryall has confirmed to me that they don't the term "Hasbro Comic Book Universe" as the official name of that universe. Therefore, this article should be renamed as: * "Hasbro Universe (comics)" * "Hasbro Universe (IDW Publishing)" * "IDW-Hasbro Universe" * "IDW's Hasbro Universe" * Etc. Fico 02:18, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)List of deaths from the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemicList of deaths due to COVID-19 – As the editor most recently reverting to the current title him/herself admits, people do not die of or from a pandemic, but from a disease. If it becomes a long term issue and numbers become untenable, then it might be necessary to limit and rename this again as something like 'List of deaths due to COVID-19 during the 2020 epidemic', but that is a decision for the future. In the meantime, let's be correct and not look like we cannot distinguish between a disease and the spread of said disease. Kevin McE (talk) 09:09, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Ore ValleyOre, East Sussex – Undo 2010 move by vandal. Article is about the village/suburb, which maps and other sources call "Ore". Certes (talk) 00:47, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Luke HarperBrodie Lee – He’s using this name again in AEW, and news sources are now using that name, as per [51], [52]. Winter's Tulpa (talk) 23:04, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)JaguitasJagüitas – The diacritical mark is needed. The references consulted shows it in the name of the place. The original move was done incorrectly by me. Yamil Rivera (talk) 15:03, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Neue Deutsche HärteNeue deutsche Härte – Per MOS:GENRECAPS, music genres are not capitalised, unless the genre name contains a proper name such as the name of a place, or in this case the demonym "Deutsche" or "German", therefore it will read as "neue Deutsche härte" (or "new German hardness"). Hiddenstranger (talk) 20:56, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Günther SteinerGuenther Steiner – This page was recently moved by Marbe166 asserting that this is the correct spelling of his name but has offered no evidence to support this claim. Now it was pointed out in the discussion above that ue is equivivlant to ü however it appears that he doesn't spell it this way, check out his profile on the website of the sports team he is in charge of. Wikipedia should spell his name as he spells it, not how it should be spelt in correct German, we don't exist to "correct" how he chooses to spell his own name becuase all the eviedence suggests that he spells it as Guenther and not Günther Therefore it doesn't make sense for this page to exist at Günther Steiner. (pinging editors involved with this previously @Corvus tristis, 5225C, and Marbe166:)
    SSSB (talk) 09:37, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Académie françaiseAcadémie Française – I lowercased the "française" to match the article title (and the official name). Unfortunately, it was reverted, with the reason being, "This is the form found in standard English texts. Wikipedia does not use the official name." Therefore, I am requesting to uppercase the first letter of "française". Although the move seems technical, I think it is controversial. Soumyabrata (talksubpages) 09:04, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Template:Alternative userTemplate:Old account – “Alternative user” does not convey the purpose this template serves. Instead rename it to “Old account” or “Former account notice” or something similar because that is a more appropriate name. PorkchopGMX 19:24, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Trading curbCircuit breaker (trading) – Per WP:COMMONNAME. Plenty of sources, even international ([53]), that are referring to it as a "circuit breaker". —Locke Coletc 15:09, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)USA Track & Field Indoor Championships → ? – The article base for this competition is split between USA Track & Field Indoor Championships and USA Indoor Track and Field Championships following moves from User:Infinite mission last year and there hasn't been any significant discussion on this topic to decide what the common name is. The organising body USA Track & Field does not appear to have a standard name for the competition and has called it USATF Indoor Championships, USA Indoor Track and Field Championships and USA Indoor Track & Field Championships among other names without indicating any as a specific brand change. Therefore I would suggest we ignore official naming and look to broader sources for guidance. Quoted search engine results in order of frequency of term: *"USATF Indoor Championships" 124,000 *"USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships" 70,000 *"USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships" 39,000 *"USA Track and Field Indoor Championships" 33,000 *"US Indoor Track and Field Championships" 28,000 *"USA Indoor Track and Field Championships" 25,000 *"USA Indoor Track & Field Championships" 5000 *"USA Track & Field Indoor Championships" 4500 (current) *"US Indoor Track & field Championships" 4000 *"US Track and field Indoor Championships" 1400 There are many names in use and I'm not personally invested in any of them, but I do think the article base should share a name. Given the current name is clearly a minority term, I suggest a move to USATF Indoor Championships based on the above results. SFB 20:08, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Lusophony GamesLusofonia Games – There was a recent move of numerous articles on the Lusophony Games to use Lusophone Games by User:Bruxism. I started to revert the move back to the long-standing Lusophony Games, but now realise this has been done across many pages and categories without any wider discussion, so I am loth to make a change that affects 100s of articles again without further discussion on the common name for the competition. Search engine results for Wikipedia's long-standing name for this competition ("Lusophony Games") [54] easily outnumber those for "Lusophone Games" [55], but the term "Lusofonia Games" actually has double the results of either [56]. The only English-speaking nation that takes part in this competition is India and looking at Indian news websites again reveals that Lusofonia Games is comfortably the preferred term (Times of India, Deccan Herald, Indian Express,The Hindu) I think this coverage should take precedence for our common name considerations, given that the majority of English-language coverage comes from India and it rarely receives coverage in the press of other English-speaking nations. SFB 19:42, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Tiridates III of ArmeniaTiridates IV of Armenia – There was seemingly a Tiridates III who ruled in 287-293 (as shown in the image section of the Iranica article [57]). Also, here is what James Russell states in his work "Zoroastrianism in Armenia, p. 170": "In his inscription at Paikuli, Narseh refers to one Trdat, king of Armenia. Since the inscription was made in 29 3-4, it cannot refer to a Tiridates who was not yet king. Toumanoff therefore suggests that Xosrov was killed by Tiridates III, his brother, the Anak of the legend, who was made king of Armenia by the Sasanians; Xosrov's son, Tiridates IV, escaped to Rome and returned to take the throne in 298." There are lot of other sources who use the regnal number IV for this "Tiridates", such as the The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism and so on.--HistoryofIran (talk) 01:40, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Moritz, Landgrave of HesseMoritz von Hessen – The current article title gives the impression that his title is Landgrave of Hesse. In fact, like all German nobility, the Landgravate was abolished a century ago. His surname is "Prinz und Landgraf von Hessen", just like it is for everyone in his family, but this is not a title and it shouldn't be treated as such or translated into English. It's just a last name. German Wikipedia simply calls him "Moritz von Hessen", and it makes sense to follow their lead. Smurrayinchester 10:00, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
  • (Discuss)Channel 33 (Israel)Channel 33 (Israeli TV channel) – Apparently, this needs a pointless RM. WP:NCBC is very clear on how article titles should be handled. # Common name # Disambiguation – Articles about channels should use (radio channel) or (TV channel). # The addition of the country or other clarifying adjective can be used to further disambiguate. This means that Channel 33 (Israel) does not follow the guideline. As it uses the country name and not the media type and not the country adjective. Instead of fighting this issue over and over, if one disagrees with how the guideline is written, they should seek consensus to change it, and not try and force WP:LOCALCONSENSUS. Gonnym (talk) 13:40, 28 February 2020 (UTC)Relisting. Jerm (talk) 18:42, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

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