Main I Have Manynames Discussion

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06:59:01 PM Oct 26th 2012
Is there a minimum limit to how many names a character should have before qualifying, or does this rely on in-universe reactions by other characters? What if all the extra names are only mentioned in supplementary official materials, rather than in-story?
02:39:57 AM Feb 6th 2013
I have no clue on these thing myself. If it only qualifies for In-Universe examples, then is there a Meta version? (And no, Dub Name Change doesn't necessarily count, though the resulting name may qualify).
09:12:14 AM Oct 5th 2010
Salisbury steak, anyone?
01:55:02 PM Jun 7th 2012
edited by AngrokVa
02:43:18 PM Sep 14th 2010
Re: "Allah" being the Arabic word for "God"

"illah" may be the Arabic word for lowercase-g god, but "Allah" is definitely the word for the Abrahamic creator deity commonly referred to in English by the proper name/title/honorific capital-G God.
08:46:18 PM Sep 14th 2010
edited by rodneyAnonymous
An anonymous editor (IP made this change, claiming to correct "slightly erroneous/misleading information":

(Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews also refer to their deity as "Allah".)

The name "Allah" is a contraction of al-illah ("the god"). Though Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews also refer to their deity as "Allah", this use is technically incorrect. While both god and illah are neutral terms, Allah and Yahweh are unique names describing different persons.

...which is, except for the origin/contraction bit, wrong. Same "person": "the" God, with a capital G, is a name that means exactly the same thing as the name Allah, but in a different language. Reverted. If you want to change it again, please make a case first. (Also, you might want to Google it.)
08:37:30 PM Oct 4th 2010
Well, strictly speaking Allah and Yahweh are very different gods. The fact that they are mutually exclusive (they cannot both exist independently, as both claim to be the only god) does not mean that they are the same. Now, I suppose that you could say there is one "god" (i.e., a transcendent being), and he could be understood as either Allah or Yahweh, but to say that he is both is a bit misleading.

I do, therefore, maintain that my original edit was not wrong in a factual sense, but that doesn't mean there are no other ways to phrase it. Would something more akin to that offered above be more agreeable?
02:58:31 PM Aug 19th 2010
The Ottoman Sultans

Quite frankly the Otoman title was probably the largest I've seen so far . However I can't find it anymore because the Royal Ark removed it's Turkey page a few years back . Anyone can help ?
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