I was able to pre-populate the title when I used the Create from Template macro, please check out that option and let me know if it works for your use case.
My experience on my Confluence 6.3.1 test isntance is that whatever I put into the title field becomes the page template's name and the title is blank (it has instructional text, "Page title") when I use the template.
When I try to add Instructional Text to the title field the option is unavailable.
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