Talk:Brad Maclaine

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Name formatting - so my legal lat name is Maclaine but for qb purposes I still use McLain for continuity. I don't care one way or the other which name this is filed under but if there's some standard used on this wiki changing it to align with that is fine - Brad

I changed the article name because the opening sentence was formatted in such a way as to suggest that Maclaine was correct and McLain was outdated. It also looked like you hadn't used McLain in over a year (at least, that's the conclusion I drew from looking in the forums and at stats). I don't know precisely what the wiki's standard for this sort of thing is (that's Jonah's territory), but I believe it's (a) use a person's legal name unless (b) the person has another preferred name they use.
I think both McLain and Maclaine meet those requirements, so I'll leave it up to you to pick which one you want to use here. Sorry for making the original edit, I didn't know you were active on here and already on top of this, which is entirely my fault. Reilly Melville (talk) 19:43, 14 October 2021 (CDT)
There isn't a super formal standard, but to a rough approximation, whatever the person prefers is fine as long as it isn't ridiculous, deliberately confusing or obfuscatory, etc. Given that Brad doesn't seem to have a preference for this context and the caveats don't apply, either version seems fine. Either way, I'm glad there's a note on the main page mentioning the other name. —Jonah (talk) 20:27, 14 October 2021 (CDT)
No worries at all! Just figured I would mention it since I still ask TDs to use McLain in stats just so that its a single name from HS to now and didn't know if there was some standards, thanks for being on top of this and attentive enough to even notice! —Brad ( talk) 13:28 17 October 2021 (CDT)