Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple

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Requests to "usurp" an existing username should be made at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations; straightforward requests may use Special:GlobalRenameRequest.

This page is a forum in which users can request, and global renamers (including stewards) can consider and carry out, requests to rename accounts to usernames that are not yet taken on any Wikimedia project.

While global renamers carry out renames, other users (including bots) help by "clerking" the mechanics of this process. If you wish to help as a clerk, please read the linked page carefully.


Once you have decided on the name you would like:

  1. Read this page first. You must be aware of, and understand, all of that information before requesting a username change
  2. Check to make sure this username is not already in use. Do this by searching for the name here. If the name appears in the results, even if on another Wikimedia project, it is taken.
  3. Do not create an account under the new name or move/redirect your userpages. We'll do that for you.
  4. Log in with your present username in order to place your request. Renames will not be approved if the requester is not logged in.
  5. Click here to place your request.
    • Add your desired username after NEW=
    • Add a reason for the change after REASON=
    • Do not add anything in the "subject/headline" box
  6. Make sure that you have spelt your desired name correctly, including capitalization and spacing. Save the page.
  7. Users with many edits should log out of their accounts to ensure the rename is carried out properly.
  8. Check back on this page periodically to answer any questions that may arise regarding your request. Please be patient. It may take a few days for your request to be completed. If you do not answer any questions, your request may be declined due to no response.
  9. Once your request has been completed, please do not remove or mar your request. It will be archived automatically by a bot.

Hafizmirfan1 → wikihawkq[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 07:10, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
 Renamer note: Due to technical limitations, usernames must start with an uppercase letter. However, you may use the template {{lowercase title}} on your user and user talk pages, and change your signature to reflect your preference. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:43, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Ibrahimbird → Mishkat Interactive Center[edit]

 Renamer note: The username appears to be promotional. Use of a company, organization, group, website, or product name as a username is prohibited by the username policy. Please choose another name. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 16:23, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Loyd24 → Loyd Pereira[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 14:10, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
 Renamer note: Please provide a reason for renaming. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:15, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Username change[edit]

HosseinEllahi → Jasoncallen[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 04:10, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Dane2007 → Dane[edit]