Name of Harry's father

Harry's father had been dead 20 years or more before Harry and Ginny's son, James II, had been born. I do not believe it is customary to change the name of the ancestor if the ancestor predeceases their namesake. Would, then, it be best to refer to Harry's father as "James Potter", and have a link to the article on James II at the top, along the lines of:

This article is about the father of Harry Potter. The article on Harry Potter's eldest son is at James Potter II.

Alychne 19:21, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

I agree. I actually made a template for that earlier. So something like this:
Source: {{Youmay|Harry Potter's father|Harry Potter's son, [[James Potter II]]}}
It doesn't make sense to have his page as (Sr), he was never known as that.-- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 22:34, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

[Not that I am suggesting to change the way all of them are set up already, because that would be ridiculous. But technically, they aren't senior or I and II or anything of the sort. This is only applicable when the two people have the same EXACT name, including middle name. James Sirius Potter was not Harry's father's name, and so therefore Harry's son is not the II, he is simply James Sirius Potter. The way you have it set up works well for re-directions though.] Shellaphant 15:36, 5 August 2009 (UTC) shellaphant