|While this essay is not a policy or guideline itself, it is intended to supplement the Wikipedia:Disambiguation guideline and Wikipedia:Article Titles policy page, which should be deferred to in case of inconsistency between that page and this one.|
WP:Disambiguation defines disambiguation in Wikipedia with the following opening sentence:
- Disambiguation in Wikipedia is the process of resolving the conflicts that arise when a single term is ambiguous—when it refers to more than one topic covered by Wikipedia articles.
Page titles should only be disambiguated where there are other articles with the same name. If a name is used for only one article, its title should not be disambiguated, even if similar pages are disambiguated.
If multiple articles have the same logical name (for example Delta rocket), they are disambiguated by adding either parenthetic or natural disambiguation to the title. This system resolves naming conflicts. It should not be used to make concise and precise titles more descriptive.
Therefore page names should not be disambiguated unless there are other articles that use the same name. This includes cases of articles being disambiguated from non-existent pages for consistency with similar articles, (for example Delta IV rocket)