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Yeah, the title explains it all. Are we using the term forehead protector or headband? Most people probably call these things headbands (because they look like headbands), but technically forehead protector is a more accurate term, since the forehead protector is used for preventing the opponent from scratching your forehead so that blood won't blind you. What say you? -Dubtiger 12:02, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

I'd say Forehead Protector. As least from what I see it's used more in the show, and it's definitely a proper term for it. Just because it looks like a headband doesn't mean that that word overrides the real in-universe term for it. We can redirect Headband to Forehead Protector. ~Dantman(talk) current discussion Jun 4, 2007 @ 22:03 (UTC)
I'll also have to go with Forehead Protector because not everyone wears theirs as a headband. (That probably only made sence to me....) And as Dantman as already stated so wonderfully, Forehaed Protector is used more often. Another guiding force would be what other sites, such as Wikipedia, call it. LoneWolf 5 21:08, 5 June 2007 (UTC)LoneWolf 5
I'd like to point out two things here: first, both "forehead protector" and "headband" imply that this thing is used on the head anyway, so we can't find a name that also suits those who wear it like a belt (Lee) or an arm-band (Shika), it's just plain impossible. And yes, there are characters like Zabuza who wear it like a headband but not on forehead. Second, both terms are used in the manga and in the anime and there is no One Correct Name for it. Luckily, on Wikia it doesn't really matter since we can make one main article and make redirects to it. --Radaghast 13:46, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Ok ok, but Forehead Protector is a more unique name to Naruto which identifies it more as a part of the series than a simple everyday accessory. So we'll stick with that name for the encyclopedia. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) current discussion Jul 14, 2007 @ 23:18 (UTC)