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Scotland Project - Name Guideline for Royal Children

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This is a draft policy for the Scotland Project Crawford-15512 16:01, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Naming Policy for Royal Children in Scotland

Scotland Project has a number of royal children with profiles on WikiTree. There may still be a few that have not been added yet. As a result, the following guideline has been implemented by Project Leadership.

Last Name At Birth (LNAB)

Please Do Not use Scotland as the Last Name at Birth for a royal child, regardless of their legitimacy. Scotland is a surname in its own right.

  • When a royal child is legitimate, they should be given their father's Last Name at Birth.
    • When a royal child is born illegitimate but later legitimized, they should be given their father's Last Name at Birth as a Current Last Name or, in the case of a married daughter, as an Other Last Name.
  • When a royal child is illegitimate and the mother's surname is known, the child should be given their mother's surname as their Last Name at Birth
  • When a royal child is illegitimate and the mother's surname is 'unknown, the child should also have a Last Name at Birth of Unknown.

Information about how the Last Name at Birth was chosen or related information, should be placed in a section below the biography but above any Research Notes. For example: === Name Details ===

Royal Titles

Illegitimate royal children did not receive royal titles at birth and would never be considered a Princess or Prince. Please Do Not add these titles to illegitimate royal children in Scotland.

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