I suggest ignoring "the" when sorting the list.
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I disagree with everyone who had voted so far (26 upvotes to 0 down). I think "The" stands as part of the title in most cases here (not elsewhere/everywhere in life).
The "the" in your examples is used correctly so one can find them logically.
ie you wouldn't have "The Theoretical Computer Science", where as "The Great Outdoors" is logical.
I see your point and argument, but don't fully disagree.
The main key to success with any naming convention is very simply consistency.
If it's always the same then people become familiar with the structure. In fact, even if it's little weird and wacky and not particularly logical, as long as it's consistent throughout people can see the pattern used and work with it.
Also, you really have to consider that if your proposal is implemented it would actually counter your exact intentions, as people are very much accustomed to the way it is now, so the entire list being moved around would cause great issues with finding things.