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Whilst naming an article, one should always consider some things:

CapitalizationEdit

In naming an article, the first letter must always be capitalized due to technical restrictions; there is no way to not capitalize it, the system will do it for you. It should be like this anyway, except in the case of a brand name that begins with a small letter, such as iMac, iPod or eBay.

If the name of the article is a name, such as Nintendo Co., Ltd., Random Blueberry Productions, or John Smith, all letters which begin a new word should be capitalized . If the article has another word that is not the name of a person or specific name of a place, company, organization, or creature, but still uses a name, format it like John Smith's apples, not capitalizing "apples". So, unless there is a reason for capitalization, don't do it. Generally, just follow what you learned in school; also, do not capitalize words like of, the, or, if, in, or and.

If an article name includes parentheses/brackets, it is asked that the content within said brackets, unless capitalized for good reason, be put in lowercase.

Capitalization examples chart
Proper naming Improper naming Reasoning
John Paul's computers John paul's computers Since Paul is part of the specific name, it should be capitalized
Nintendo of America Nintendo of america Not only is America the name of a specific country/continent, in this case, it is also part of the company's name
Nintendo of America Nintendo Of America Of should not be capitalized.
Items used in Pokémon Red organized by rarity Items used in Pokémon Red Organized by Rarity Organized is a verb and Rarity isn't proper, heretofore, those words do not need to be capitalized.
Pokémon (series) Pokémon (Series) Series isn't proper, heretofore, those words do not need to be capitalized.

Use of accented "e" ("é") Edit

Names of things which should contain an "é," should use the "é" rather than an "e;" For example, it should be Pokémon, not Pokemon. Please note that a redirect from the non-accented "e" should also be created (see also: Project:Redirects).

Proper naming Improper naming
Pokémon Pokemon
Pokédex Pokedex
Poké Ball Poke Ball
  • It should also be noted that "Pokeball," "Pokéball," or "PokéBall" are all improper variations of the word "Poké Ball."

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