Talk:Rubik Ernö

Rubik Ernö or Ernö Rubik

The inventor's family name (or surname) is Rubik, while his given name (or Christian name) is Ernö. The reason he is referred to as Rubik Erno in his home country of Hungary is that they use Eastern name order, which places the family name first. Because this is an English language forum, read from a western perspective, I think it would be proper to use western naming order, so use Ernö Rubik. Not doing so will mean that the majority of site visitors will mistakenly think that his family name is Ernö. Conversely, Asian and eastern visitors are unlikely to be confused in using western order since they expect an English language resource to use western conventions.

Can we change it back to Ernö Rubik please?

-- Cride5 14:56, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

I am in favour of changing it back. I completely agree with the point that visitors whom use the "family name first" system would probably be understanding of the "family name last" system that most English communities use.


I think they should learn instead, why not tell about the name order at the page? // Kenneth 07:47, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

The page now does mention the name order differences, but it would seem logical to return it back to Ernö Rubik, not just for convention reasons, but also to make it easier to find. -- Cride5 11:44, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
yes, sure, I will not argue more about it, I changed it to what I think is most correct but that is not a mission I have :p //Kenneth 19:05, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
Cool, I understand what you mean. Ernö himself would use the Hungarian naming order, and I do respect that. The only reason I think it should be the other way round is for convention. We don't want folks thinking that it should really be called an Ernö cube :p -- Cride5 03:14, 17 April 2010 (UTC)