Appendix talk:Names

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Need help from experts[edit]

Need help from experts with regards to finding a Chinese Character with 8 Strokes in a Character and is under the element of Soil...

Thanks and looking forward to any reply...

Cheers —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 21:15, December 25, 2005.

Note: For faster response time, try WT:ID. --Connel MacKenzie 00:56, 18 January 2007 (UTC)


It seems that this page and perhaps all the sub-pages should be converted to a category. Then they would automatically update. Does someone with more experience than me know how to do that efficiently? Rossami 03:13, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

In the year since you posed the question, it looks like someone has done exactly that. These lists are still quite useful on their own, however, as a good way of preventing/mitigating the various category mistakes/vandalism problems. --Connel MacKenzie 00:56, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Pet names?[edit]

Well, I don't recall it being discussed, but someone has added "Pet names." I suppose "Fictional character names" is next? --Connel MacKenzie 00:56, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

I am sorry that I started this category with discussion first. It still can be discussed. Fictional characters' names? Those names are also given names, aren't they? Kind regards, --Alasdair 09:16, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Categorising by origin?[edit]

Could we put a separate system in alongside the existing one, which would be organised by the name's origin? For example, male given names from France, surnames from Russia, etc. Blast 20:37, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

How many?[edit]

Is there a way of obtaining a count of how many surnames are included here? --Ceyockey 10:12, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

No, there is no simple way to obtain a count. Yesterday, 8th August 2009 I concatenate all the letters and I count them all. The result is: 22,130 surnames (A-Z). The count of female given names (A-Z) is: 17,688. The count for male given names (A-Z): 30,193. Regards, --Alasdair 13:44, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

An error might have been occurred[edit]

When I try to enter the J section I get a screen with the text:

Override this function.

And I have no access to this section anymore. Is there an error occurred?

Thank you, --Alasdair 09:17, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Well, problem is solved. I have access to the section J again. Thank you.

A fine correction[edit]

The present version looks fine to me. --Alasdair 14:26, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Good job![edit]

Wow this resource is kinda awesome. Thanks everyone for putting it together! :) Tooironic 10:34, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Regarding Persian given names that I've seen in these lists so far...[edit]

What is the source of these given names? Most Persian surnames are just compound of a given name and the suffix -i, but of course not every surname which ends in an "i" is such compound. and in these lists I've seen many words listed as given name which are not even a valid word, obviously someone has seen their corresponding surnames somewhere and has assumed that by removing the -i it will become a given name. --Z 00:38, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

My source is Persian/Iran movies, television and news articles concerning Iran people. My knowledge about Iran names is poor. Nevertheless I notice that quite a lot Iran surnames contain Iran given or first names. So I gather all the Iran names in this appendix. Later on I will delete the incorrect ones. Maybe you will help me with deleting the incorrect names? I would very appreciate it. --Alasdair 01:40, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Sure, I'm interested in these appendices, too. --Z 15:03, 25 July 2013 (UTC)