Talk:List of Stargate Atlantis Pairing Names

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I changed the links to the character pages to lead to (as yet nonexistent) subpages of the main SGA page - this is the way Fanlore chose to have character pages. :)

I hesitate to mention this, but wasn't one of them occasionally referred to as Spanky? --Seperis 02:17, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

I've seen Spanky for Ronon/Teyla, in particular among some John/Elizabeth shippers, in that vein Radek/Rodney is called Snappy apparently, though I think that gained even less traction. Reference here: http://community.livejournal.com/john_elizabeth/profile in case anyone needs it.--Ratcreature 04:38, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
eta: I've also seen a few instances of calling Ronon/Teyla "Tex", but can't find links to glossaries or communities for reference, just a couple of forum posts and comments and such.--Ratcreature 04:43, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

I could swear I've seen McKeyla for Rodney/Teyla. Was I just imagining things? --Kyuuketsukirui 06:24, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

google shows some results like this 2005 gateworld thread: http://forum.gateworld.net/archive/index.php?t-6506.html and some here at ff.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/882687/SG_Kawoosh , but I don't think it really caught on.--Ratcreature 07:00, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Does RPS and SGA 6 Degrees need their own subpages?

Since we can't really put Hewlligan and Tori/Joe or David/Joe under the character pages, and I'm not sure there's enough data to fill out individual pages on each pairing. --rache 20:10, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Pairing names in practice?

I'm not sure where this should be mentioned, but some of the pairing names listed here are more orderly than those more commonly used in the fandom...for instance, some pairings are First Name/Last Name. See Ronon/Keller (1,950 Google results) vs Ronon/Jennifer (979 results) or Dex/Keller (210 results). The First Name/First Name & Last Name/Last Name system may be more logical, but it's not always the fandom norm. --Xparrot 08:07, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, very true. Currently this phenomenon is only mentioned with on the Misogyny in Fandom page with SGA example, the pairing name list should probably mention it as well.--Ratcreature 08:51, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
...The statistics slut in me is terribly tempted to just enter pairing combos into Google and list the most common hits, but that might be obsessive...--Xparrot 12:31, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
You won't get good numbers for all pairing combos by counting google hits. I ran into that problem when I did the same for numbers on the misogyny talk page. For example if you were to google "John/Emmagan" you get mostly hits for "Torren John Emmagan" because google doesn't treat the slash as character. Similarly if you google "Sheppard/Weir" you also get hits that give lists, like "Sheppard, Weir and McKay" and don't actually have a slash in it at all because even in quotes google will match "Sheppard/Weir" to "Sheppard, Weir" for some reason. So it is pointless to determine name prevalence through google hits, because they will distorted for name combinations that also occur with other letters than pairing slashes in them.--Ratcreature 14:05, 1 February 2009 (UTC)