CakePHP requiring a database table

I intended to create a controller that handles a contact page. I created the controller ContactsController. The problem is that it is asking for a table with the same name:

Missing Database Table

Error: Database table
username_contacts for model Contact
was not found.

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Do I really need to create a table with no data for this?

This is my controller code:

class ContactsController extends AppController {

    var $name = 'Contacts';

    function index($id = null)
        $this->set('page', ClassRegistry::init('Page')->findByShortname($id));