Disputatio:Georgius Bernardus Shavius

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An attestation for Shavius may yet crop up: obviously the author had in mind Shavian --Iustinus 20:28, 23 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)[]

G.K. Chesterton wrote an essay referencing this Shaw (in English) called 'Ego et Shavius Meus'. [1] And 'Shavian' is supposed to derive from William Morris's discovery of the phrase 'sic Shavius, sed inepte' in some older Latin work. [2]Myces Tiberinus 18:39, 27 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)[]

An utterly pointless latinisation which unnecessarily hinders searches. Please move AND stick to the principle of leaving surnames as they are. 22:30, 20 Ianuarii 2009 (UTC)[]

I don't think it hinders searches: we have a redirect. But I am not sure whether a joke by G. K. Chesterton is acceptable as a source :) Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:53, 21 Ianuarii 2009 (UTC)[]
Anonymous, the policy is to leave surnames as they are except when there's an attested Latin form. Chesterton and Morris may have been using Shavius jocularly, I suppose, but they incontrovertibly did use it.
Andrew, if you're still not convinced... well "Shavian" is a fully established form, right? And recall our disagreement over Octavius Mirbeau ;)
--Iustinus 07:16, 22 Ianuarii 2009 (UTC)[]