Talk:Bao Dai

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 Definition Emperor of Annam (1932-1945), and head of state of French Indochina until replaced by Ngo Dinh Diem after the Geneva Accords. [d] [e]
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Seeking an expert in Vietnamese naming and culture

Did the system break completely when he was called "Citizen Vinh Thuy", and he had no surname at all? What, literally, does Bao Dai mean? Can one word be considered a surname, or is it simply the ruling name of a monarch? Would Nguyen Bao Dai make more sense? Howard C. Berkowitz 18:44, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

An interesting challenge

Do these issues justify an article on, variously, the Nguyen Dynasty, or perhaps a subsection under Annam, to which Bao Dai should link? See, for example, Howard C. Berkowitz 19:38, 6 December 2008 (UTC)