I have unique names in my tree and I am having trouble getting them accepted. How do I get them past the data doctor?

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in WikiTree Tech by Deb Lehfeldt G2G1 (1.7k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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If you have a source that justifies your entry, sign it off as a False Suggestion. That what I had to do a few times, and they eventually disappear. Are you familiar with how to do that?
by Rodney Long G2G6 Pilot (552k points)
selected by Pip Sheppard
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Hi Deb,

I had a quick look at your tree and see why this must be an annoying issue for you!! Like Rodney says, you can click on your suggestion and list it as false but i understand doing this repeatedly is frustrating.

I’m 1000% English so the vast majority of my profiles have recognised names, however I have a few where I just think.... this is their name, it’s sourced, so why???

At the moment we have to persevere with the current process, my personal view would be that this suggestion should be removed, there are probably hundreds of thousands of names that wiki tree doesn’t currently recognise!
by Lizzie Griffiths G2G6 Pilot (116k points)
The Unique Names suggestion certainly reinforces the Anglocentric nature of WikiTree.
Algorithm works statistically, so as more Scandinavian names will be added to wikitree the number of errors will drop.
Yes, and once the Scandinavians have fulfilled their statistical quota, we can, of course, forget about the rest of the world.
I added 8 Croation names, all are low number profiles.  These guys need to buy a vowel.  LOL.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Crnkovic-3

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cvitkovic-2

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rubcic-1

3 of the 10 men killed in a dynamite explosion at the Liberty Pit in White Pine County, Nevada.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Eureka_Pit_Disaster

Bring on the 511 unique names.

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