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  • Q. Why Denise, instead of "Saint Denise?"
  • A. The general custom is to put the most well known individual of a particular name at a spot. If there are more than two, create a disambiguation page. This would apply only to people who are known solely as "Denise," and not people who have Denise as a first name (i.e. no "list of famous Denises"). Thus, it would incorporate any saints and any medieval figures known as "Denise of X" or "Y." In my research, I could find only one saint and no medieval figures by this name. Hence the saint resides at "Denise." Were there others (e.g. William or Robert), the eponymn page would be a disambiguation. Geogre 03:08, 16 May 2005 (UTC)[reply]
I've created a disambig page for this...there are actually three Saint Denises: the well-known one who died in 250, a second who died in 484, and a third from Alexandria who also dates from the 3rd century. I have not been able to find out very much about the third, save her feast day (December 12), so I have left her out for the moment. Mademoiselle Sabina 05:41, 16 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

That's fine, and I'm glad to see it done. There are 10,000 saints on the last Roman Catholic calendar that I know of, and then there are the saints who will exist in the Eastern or Russian or Coptic churches, but not the west, and then there are the martyrs of the Reformation who are accorded a quasi-saintly status, so there are many, many, many cases where we need to have quite a few entries, and I think it's wonderful that we're getting more of them. (Some folks want to port in the Catholic Encyclopedia accounts. I think this is a two-fold mistake, at least. First, those accounts are already available, so we're not doing the world any good by repeating them. Second, that reference is confusing/confused with its saints, and we can actually help the world by disentangling the saints, albeit as amateurs.) Geogre 12:35, 31 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Who on earth wants this merged into Denis? At least for Anglophones, that's a gender change. Geogre 01:05, 16 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

meanings, etc.[edit]

For its meanings, etymology, pronunciation, and translations, see Wiktionary.
Which only says that it’s a name. Ditto for Dennis. Should this article include them?
edit: This is the Talk page for the Denise article for some reason. —Frungi 03:12, 22 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]