Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Korean)

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In naming Korea-related topics and article titles, please follow these conventions. For infoboxes, templates, romanization, and other style issues, see also Wikipedia:Manual of Style (Korea-related articles).


Romanization of names

Personal, organization, and company names should generally be romanized according to the nameholder's preference, or if it cannot be determined, established English spelling (e.g., Kim Il-sung and Syngman Rhee instead of "Kim Il-sŏng" and "Yi Seung-man").

If there is no nameholder preference and no established English spelling, then Revised Romanization should be used for South Korean and pre-1945 Korean names, McCune-Reischauer for North Korean names.

Generally, Korean templates should be used to show the native script and both romanizations. Please be sure to create redirects from both romanizations and any other likely romanizations and common misspellings.

Name order

Unless the subject is known to prefer otherwise, family name should be written first.

Family name

Unless the subject is known to prefer otherwise such as Kim, Lee, Park or Yoon, family names are romanized per Revised Romanization (RR) for South Koreans and pre-1945 Koreans, or McCune-Reischauer (MR) for North Koreans, with the following exceptions;

Given name

Koreans variously spell two-syllable given names as a joined word or separated by a hyphen or a space, with the second syllable occasionally capitalized. If there is no personal preference, and no established English spelling, hyphenate the syllables, with only the first syllable capitalized (e.g., Hong Gil-dong).

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