I understand what the naming policy is, but this is an instance where I strongly feel an exception needs to be made. Using the name on someone's Star Wars work is much less important than respecting a transgender person's chosen name, especially when the latter is used on all their professional work since coming out. I don't know if there is any precedence for this and I doubt the naming policy was written with this eventuality in mind. I have to say as a transgender person myself, I'm uncomfortable with the current name and find it very disrespectful. We are not wikipedia but their page on their gender identity policy expresses how I feel well, especially the self-identification page. It might not seem like a big deal to someone who is cis and doesn't have a lot of experience with trans issues because he uses his birth name as a middle name, but it really is.
Our current policy ensures fans can easily find the person they saw in a movie's credits or on the cover of their book. Keeping Mallory Ortberg as a redirect and pipelinking on pages of his work will make sure that's not a problem. The policy wasn't written with transgender people in mind, so we need to adapt accordingly. Toqgers (talk) 06:25, November 5, 2019 (UTC)