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Policies & Practices > Correct use of author's name

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message 1: by Bionic Jean (new)

Bionic Jean (bionicjean) | 43 comments I am querying whether George Gordon Byron is the correct way to name this author. I have examined the librarian edits, and see that this issue was raised before, but unresolved.

Perhaps he is published under this name in the U.S. but certainly in the U.K. he is known as "Lord Byron", and I feel some readers may find it difficult to search for him as "George Gordon Byron".

I've looked at the Goodreads policy for this, and feel that it does fit the exception,

"The only exceptions are those where the author is known primarily by a name that includes the honorific:
Example:
Mahatma Gandhi (not Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)"


link here

but am reluctant to change this author name without advice.


message 2: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments There has been discussion around this before and the decision is to leave it as it is


message 3: by Bionic Jean (new)

Bionic Jean (bionicjean) | 43 comments Thank you Paula.


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