Talk:Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Suggested renaming

The title of the article, "Southeastern Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America", was bothering me, as it doesn't sound right. I looked on the Synod website and it maddeningly doesn't name itself beyond the graphic at the top ("Southeastern Synod / Evangelical Lutheran Church in America" on two separate lines) and the contact page "ELCA Southeastern Synod". So I looked on [Wikipedia] and they simply title each ELCA synod page with the synod name (e.g. "Southeastern Synod"). Today I talked to a pastor in the synod and she suggested that "Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America" is the way it's more likely to be phrased if one needed to specify the denomination. I'm recommending we rename the page either in the Wikipedia style ("Southeastern Synod") or as "Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America". --Lkseitz (talk) 20:45, 24 July 2022 (PDT)

  • Renaming is fine with me. I'd go with the "of" version. When I was creating this one I was trying to follow the example of existing denominational judicatories in BhamWiki which avoided prepositions, for exmaple North Alabama United Methodist Conference (which isn't the exact form of name the denomination uses). But as I got into doing the Birmingham presbyteries of all the different Presbyterians denominations I got into using the full long form with prepositions. That is my preference, but not always Bhamwiki style. Is there a way to rename without just moving this to a new entry and creating a redirect for this one? David Bains (talk) 08:52, 26 July 2022 (PDT)
    • No, the "Move" menu item, which works as you stated, is the only way to "rename" a page. I'll go ahead and do it now.
      Update: Actually, you have the option to NOT leave behind a redirect page, so I did that and updated all the articles (all four) that pointed to the old one. --Lkseitz (talk) 20:01, 26 July 2022 (PDT)
  • OK Thanks! I see where "Move" is now. David Bains (talk) 03:27, 27 July 2022 (PDT)