I think this page should be titled as simply 'Oz'. That is what he is referred to as nearly every time.
I agree, I think a page title needs to be the same as what the subject is most commonly known in the series. There needs to be consistency: if you're going to name this page Daniel Osbourne, you might as well call Xander's page Alexander LaVelle Harris. The same issue played out a while ago on Wikipedia; Oz's page is just called Oz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) there now.
This naming issue also plays for a lot of other characters: Freddy Iverson's page is called Frederick Iverson at the moment, even though no one ever called him that and the name actually comes from the uncanonical Sunnydale High Yearbook.
Skull-duggery 13:36, January 23, 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure why this is still marked as an active talk page when that original post was made in 2008, but I'll address it nonetheless. First, this page is not "Oz" because page names should be the full name of the person they're about. Wikipedia page names for real people do not have nicknames. Second, while I agree with you that Xander's page name should be changed, adding in his middle name is unnecessary: Alexander Harris would fit convention just fine. Third, as the yearbook is official Buffy the Vampire Slayer merchandise, it is considered canonical by our standards.--OzzMan 13:52, January 23, 2011 (UTC)
I concur with OzzMan. DinoSlider 17:32, January 23, 2011 (UTC)
- I'd suggest that Xander's page stay at "Xander Harris", since that was the name he generally went by. I can't think of a time during the original seven seasons on air when he was referred to as "Alexander". Sure, Oz was often called that, but he was also referred to by his proper name a number of times. -- sulfur 20:30, January 23, 2011 (UTC)