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Although the Case Files are valid and names from the Files CAN be used, I am against calling it "The Reconnaissance Dalek". Seems both wrong and on the nose for an in-universe article like this one. If it should be changed I'd say it should be called "Reconnaissance Scout Dalek (Resolution)". --DCLM 18:12, January 9, 2019 (UTC)

It's the name by which an in-universe character who encountered it chose to call it — no different from how the Dalek in Dalek is known to us as "Metaltron", also an arguably "wrong" and "on-the-name" nickname given to a Dalek by a character who encountered it. Similarly, I don't think Rusty or Lumpy chose those names, and the arguably-inaccuracy and on-the-nosed-ness of both is, I think, obvious.
So I think all precedents are for us to use an arguably-inaccurate or somewhat silly nickname, over just "Species Name (Episode)", when no true name is given. --Scrooge MacDuck 18:17, January 9, 2019 (UTC)
Those names are all used in the narrative of those stories in which they appear. Case File is valid, yes, but it is second-rate compared to the episode to which they are attached. --DCLM 18:20, January 9, 2019 (UTC)
I don't really see how "the Reconnaissance Dalek" is much different from "the Ux" or "the Remnants". If we have pages at Ux and Remnant, this one could very well be Reconnaissance Dalek (Resolution). OncomingStorm12th 18:25, January 9, 2019 (UTC)
I agree. "The" is just weird to use here... --DCLM 18:29, January 9, 2019 (UTC)
@Danniesen: you write ‘Case File is valid, yes, but it is second-rate compared to the episode’. What happened to 'all sources are equal'? Even novelizations are now considered fully on par with any other story, and the Case Files are more of an independent entity than those.
I mean, if we had two conflicting nicknames, I'd probably agree with you to go with the televised one, as it's the one that most people will know. But this is different — we are weighing the name given by the webcast versus a dabbed-description-for-lack-of-a-name.
@OncomingStorm: Hm… I see what you mean, but The Ux and The Remnants are both established as the name for the entire species, and are all plural. Whereas here, it's singular, and as Danniesen noticed doesn't correspond to the actual species name as given in the peiosde — which would be 'Reconnaissance Scout Dalek'. --Scrooge MacDuck 19:10, January 9, 2019 (UTC)

I interpreted this "name" as follows: it is not "The Reconnaissance Dalek", it is "the Reconnaissance Dalek" as in the one the Doctor and company encountered rather than any attempt to give it a name. --Borisashton 19:33, January 9, 2019 (UTC)

Only thing I have a quarrel(spelling?) with is the use of the word "The". --DCLM 19:34, January 9, 2019 (UTC)
That's possible, I guess, but it again requires you to ignore that as given in the episode itself, the name of the Dalek caste to which this particular baddun belongs is Reconaissance Scout Daleks, not Reconnaissance Daleks.
So if it's not a name per se, it's at least an original description, rather than just "that one [Name of Species]".
Would "Reconnaissance Dalek" (sans "the") be acceptable, perhaps? It's less cumbersome than "Reconnaissance Scout Dalek (Resolution)", it's more precise than "Dalek (Resolution)", it doesn't require a dab term unlike the other two, and also unlike the other two, is an actual in-universe descriptor used for this specific Dalek by a character in a valid source. --Scrooge MacDuck 19:43, January 9, 2019 (UTC)
I don't think "Reconnaisance Dalek" is a very good suggestion for this page. Personally, I think that it is a very confusing name considering the similar name for the type of this Dalek. To be honest I think the current name is best. The title doesn't need to be precise to its nature as a recon scout because it was the only Dalek seen in the episode so "Reconnaissance Scout Dalek (Resolution)" is unnecessary. --Borisashton 20:40, January 9, 2019 (UTC)
Whatever is decided I'm good with that (as long as "The" is not used). --DCLM 20:48, January 9, 2019 (UTC)
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