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This has been in my mind for quite some time now: I was thinking maybe we should shift all the characters' names from Western order (given name, and then family name) to eastern order Eastern order (family name first, then given name). After all, since we are naming half the stuff Japanese style (the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist are in original Japanese), then shouldn't we follow through with Japanese style and name all characters Eastern order? What I mean is like: "Uchiha Itachi" instead of "Itachi Uchiha", and "Hatake Kakashi" instead of "Kakashi Hatake". Yatanogarasu 05:05, January 14, 2011 (UTC)

After all, we do name it "Fire Release" (a direct translation of "Katon") instead of "Fire Style" (English dub style). Another point, the VIZ manga retains Eastern naming order, like the original Japanese, so we really should take these into considerations and rename the sequence. Yatanogarasu 05:05, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
Now this is a step I would be against. Renaming the swordsmen swords (have we even reached an agreement there?) is not the same thing as as changing the naming order. Literal translations isn't the same as naming order.--TheUltimate3 ~Aspect of Wiki ~ 05:11, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I believe they're retaining their Japanese names as proper titles in regards to the swords. I agree with Ultimate on the renaming bit as well.--Cerez365 (talk) 05:14, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
Okay, swords and literal translations are not an issue, but for the "Japanese feel" effects (aesthetic effects), we should change the naming order. Yatanogarasu 05:15, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
I am against changing the naming order.--Deva 27 (talk) 05:18, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
Why? Even the English dub manga, VIZ, does it. Yatanogarasu 05:21, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
We're not VIZ. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 16:39, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
I know we're not. What I'm trying to say is, if VIZ does it, the original Japanese does it, scanlators does it, anime fansub does it... everyone is doing it, so why not go with the flow and have that feel to it? Yatanogarasu 16:45, January 14, 2011 (UTC)
Don't give into peer pressure, kid. Besides, I'm pretty sure that most of the people here are just too lazy to go to every single one of the character pages and basically reverse the name order. Also, this is an English website, so the names use the English translation, not the Rōmaji versions. ~ Fmakck - Talk - Contributions 21:28, January 14, 2011 (UTC)