This page establishes our guidelines in relation to naming articles.

Generally, article names should be presented in full, reflecting what the majority of English speakers will recognize.

General conventions

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Do not capitalize second and subsequent words unless the title is a proper noun (such as a name) or is otherwise almost always capitalized.

Example: Rick O'Connell.

Technical limitations with the MediaWiki software mean that first letters of first or single words are always capitalized. This is only a problem when a proper noun's first letter is lowercase -- though in this case, {{Title}} can be used to overwrite the article title.

Prefer singular nouns

In general only create page titles that are in the singular, unless that noun is always in a plural form in English.

Example: scarab, but Medjai.

Use English words

Name your pages in English and place the native transliteration on the first line of the article unless the native form is more commonly used in English than the English form.

Use common names of persons and things

Use the most common name of a person or thing that does not conflict with the names of other people or things.

Be precise when necessary

Please, do not write or put an article on a page with an ambiguously-named title as though that title had no other meanings.

Prefer spelled-out phrases to acronyms

Convention: Avoid the use of acronyms in page naming unless the term you are naming is almost exclusively known only by its acronym and is widely known and used in that form.

Avoid the definite article ("the") and the indefinite article ("a"/"an") at the beginning of the page name

Convention: Except in titles of works or in official names, avoid the definite ("the") and indefinite ("a"/"an") articles at the beginning of a page name. This applies even if the subject of the page is usually preceded by the definite article "the" in speech or writing.

Example: Book of the Dead, not The Book of the Dead.

Be careful with special characters

Some special characters either cannot be used or can but cause problems. For example you should not use a piping character (|), an asterisk (*), an ampersand (&), a plus sign (+), curly braces ({}), or square braces ([]) in a name.

Other specific conventions

Media titles

Use italics in the titles of films (The Mummy), books and video games. Music cues and tracks use quotation marks.

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