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I'm planning to move this in a sec. Checking shows that every official source, from her official website to ABC's bio to a Juilliard interview uses the unaccented surname. Juilliard in particular it seems would use the accent mark if the actress used it; Wikipedia conversely adds accent marks to everything, including cases where it's provably incorrect (see Talk:Bela Lugosi). Not every family with a name like Ramirez or Armendariz actually has an accent mark over it, legally or otherwise (though it can be hard to tell in the past) and we generally favor the names actors use. Wikipedia is the only place with the mark and, in fact, in 2007, there was a Wikipedia vote to move to the unaccented version, but later a random user moved it back sans discussion. The accent will redirect anyway, so for the sake of accuracy, and since we don't for example use "Sonía Manzano" based on what someone else on the internet thought should have been used, I'm moving (if we ever get evidence that this particular Ramirez family uses the mark and specifically Sara, then I'd be fine with moving back). That's probably more explanation than needed, but worth clarifying and consistent with our established policy on accent marks (use them when we have evidence they're actually there, but don't add them to places because we or someone else thinks they should be there). -- Andrew Leal (talk) 20:12, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
- Actually, it just occurred to me to check with Nate, and he'll dig up what playbills or such he has, so I'm putting up a talk box until then. Barring any evidence of the accent mark actually being used, though, a move still seems warranted. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 20:32, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
- Thanks, Nate! Moving now, then. Like I said, cases like this can always be re-opened, but I'd rather go with trustworthy sources over Wikipedia and a fansite. Let us know when/if your source gets a direct answer, since obviously that would trump everything. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 20:38, October 21, 2009 (UTC)