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Upon deleting his post here, KrytenKoro brought up an interesting point: the mini-boss is named Calamareye in the Prima guide. The page was moved to Omuai on the assumption that Calamareye was a fan-made name, which is not actually the case. Perhaps it should be moved back?

Now, the Prima guides' canonicity is questionable at best, especially before they became the official guides. Our canon policy lists them as ambiguous canon. However, there is precedent for using names from these guides despite differing Japanese names: see Camo Goblin and Bone Putter.

Alternatively, we could do away with the proper nouns and just call them squids like Zelda.com does.

Thoughts? — Hylian King [*] 02:28, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Calamareye seems fine since there's no other official English name, and I'd hesitate in taking a name from zelda.com, seeing as the site still states that the Magic Sword and Master Sword are one and the same. Zero-ELEC (talk) 01:12, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
As much as dislike Prima, English seems moderately better. Champion of Nayru (talk) 04:30, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I think using the name from the English guidebook in the absence of any other official English name is a good idea. --SnorlaxMonster 16:28, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Since there is no English name, Prima's name, if only found in the guide is better.Minuet of forest (talk) 19:14, 20 January 2015 (UTC)[[Minuet of forest(user page|Minuet of forest))

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But how did people came up with the name Omuai then? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Maximus (talk) 04:59, 7 June 2014

Could you please elaborate? - TonyT S C 11:35, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Omuai is a transliteration of its Japanese name オームアイ, which I assume comes from the official Japanese OoS guide. — Hylian King [*] 16:43, 8 June 2014 (UTC)