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Moving discussion from User talk:Harpie to this talk page:

Pairing names

Hi, this might seem like a stupid question, but why did you change the Carenzo page to Caroline Forbes/Enzo? I named it Carenzo after checking the Naming conventions help page, and well... Nobody really uses Caroline/Enzo, everybody goes with a ship name; which made me think I should name the page that as well. Was I wrong to do so? Is the helppage out of date on the naming policy? Thanks in advance for the answer -Soyalex (talk) 09:58, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

No, you weren't wrong. If no one uses Caroline/Enzo and Carenzo is the commonly used pairing designation, then that's a good argument for naming the page that way. There are also good arguments for naming the page differently (smushed pairing names are often meaningless to people not in the fandom which can make it harder to find the page, there might be disambiguation reasons for having a different name, etc.). If the naming of the page is contested, it should be discussed on the the talk page of the page in question. I'm moving the discussion there. --Doro (talk) 10:21, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Caroline Forbes/Enzo do look like a relationship tag on AO3, but it can redirect to Carenzo just as easily as Carenzo currently redirects here, right? That would solve the problem of people not knowing what to look for. Plus linking here from both Enzo and Caroline's pages would make it even easier to find the page? --Soyalex (talk) 10:32, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Since there's been no dissent I'm going to move this back to Carenzo. Like Doro said, the current policy (Help:Pairing pages) is to name the page however the fandom most commonly refers to the pairing, except when disambiguation is needed.
(I think part of the problem is that depending on whether you spend more time on AO3, Tumblr, or forums/journals/etc, you're going to be disposed to a different format of ship name. But I don't see an inherent problem with smooshnames for page titles, especially if the fandom is most active on Tumblr.) --sparc 20:57, 7 December 2014 (UTC)