Talk:Saint Christopher

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Should it be called "Saint Christopher"?[edit]

In the past, we seem to have taken the attitude that putting the word "saint" in an article's heading suggested that we believed in that stuff and we avoided it. So, instead of Saint Patrick, we have Patrick (Roman Catholic canon). Instead of Saint Joseph, we have Joseph (husband of Mary). So, what do we do now? Spud (talk) 16:36, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

I certainly don't have strong feelings one way or the other, and would be happy to move it or see it moved. You could draw a distinction; Patrick and Joseph were arguably historical figures, while Saint Christopher is purely legendary. There's a fair number of people named Christopher we have articles on that might need to be disambiguated at [[Christopher]]. And if we move it to a disambiguated page, what's the title? [[Christopher (saint)]] doesn't solve the problem, [[Christopher (giant)]] presents a similar issue, and since all he's ever been was a fictional saint and giant, what do we call it? FWIW, "a Saint Christopher" has been genericed in NAm English, and means the medallion. - Smerdis of Tlön (talk) 03:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)