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Re: Witherdale, Sutherland, Da RevinEdit
First off, you will notice that Brandon, McCarty, Platt, etc. are not used as the initial way of introducing each of those respective characters- the articles begin with "Alice Cullen" or "Emmett Cullen" and so forth, since those are the names they are most commonly known by. Their original names are included afterwards since those are names that were given to the characters by their creator, Stephenie Meyer (some are indeed mentioned in the series, while others have been stated by her in interviews), and are important information when explaining the characters' backstories. The difference between them and the nomads is that Meyer never gave last names to James, Victoria, and Laurent. They were created specifically for the film Twilight, and are never even spoken in the movie (they are only listed in the credits). This is not the same thing as Meyer providing the names that she has given to her characters. Since the nomads are never, ever referred to with those surnames, it doesn't make sense to refer to them that way on this wiki either. However, I agree that we should not simply ignore that information, which is why each of the "Film portrayal" sections for James, Laurent, and Victoria explains the name that they were given in the film credits. TagAlongPam (talk) 04:52, January 18, 2010 (UTC)