Talk:The Sapling

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"Sapling" vs. "sapling"[edit source]

There seems to be some confusion about whether or not to capitalize "sapling". This is how I see it: "the sapling" is more like a designation rather than a proper name, so it should not be capitalized (and it isn't in the books). "Sapling of Colfenor" (without definite article "the"!) on the other hand can be seen as name, so capitalization would make sense. So imo the article should be moved to either "The sapling", "Sapling" or "Sapling of Colfenor". Any thoughts on this? Oracle of Truth 18:33, 14 August 2008 (EDT)

Personally, I think we should capitalize it because eventhough it's not her name, it's a referal to her, diferentiating her as individual, and from other saplings, and thus works like a name, and should be capitalized. I prefer to capitalize "the" too when it applies. --Japoniano 18:48, 14 August 2008 (EDT)

The thing is, referrals are still no proper nouns (I can see that "Sapling" would make sense though, without an definite article). I guess we agree to disagree, I'll set up a redirect and leave this page as it is for the moment ;). But afaik capitalizing "the" is outright wrong, unless it is part of a book title or something like that. Then again I'm not a native speaker. Oracle of Truth 19:12, 14 August 2008 (EDT)