FANDOM

60,380 Pages

Shortcut:
SWF:NC
Blue i icon

This page is considered an official policy on Star Wars Fanon.
It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

This page contains information about naming conventions for articles.

Names for characters

Generally, characters should have the first letters of their names and surnames capitalized.

  • Examples:
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi instead of Obi-Wan kenobi
    • Darth Revan instead of Darth revan

Any characters' titles should not be in the name of the article. Darth is not considered a title but a name, therefore it is allowed to be in the name title.

  • Examples:
    • Palpatine instead of Emperor Palpatine
    • John Smith instead of Captain John Smith

For articles such as droid lines or system names, unless the name contains (or is) a proper noun, none of the words should be capitalized.

  • Examples:
    • Corellian system instead of Corellian System (the same applies for sector names)
    • B-1 battle droid instead of B-1 Battle Droid

If an article does not have a known name, either because the author does not wish to create a name or a name has not been provided in source material such as fan fiction, "unidentified" should be used in the title.

Character article titles should have the full name of the person instead of partial names or nicknames.

  • Examples:
    • Ussej Padric Bac instead of Ussej Bac

Disambiguation brackets

Round brackets (parentheses) should be used to create disambiguation articles; in that manner we can recognise characters who share the same name. Example: Revan (Jedi) and Revan (Sith). Remember to put a space before the first bracket.

Proposal

Two or more editors could want to write some fanon involving a specific character (for example you could want to write something about Revan). Proposed solutions:

1 - Create a disambiguation page (example "Revan") containing the related links (examples: Revan (MaulYoda) and Revan (Ewoksfist)) if the character has different authors.

2 - Create paragraphs into the article (example Revan) with subdivisions to distinguish the various versions (in this manner: ==MaulYoda== ==Ewoksfist==).

Vehicles

Name vehicles, aircraft, and starships according to their designation and function, and common nickname if they have one, but do not include manufacturer name. For example: T-65 X-wing starfighter instead of Incom X-wing, or X-wing starfighter, or T-65.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.