HRFWiki2:Changing Username

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The user name users choose for themselves is not set in stone. On request, bureaucrats can change user account settings and article histories such that all previous edits of a given user are attributed to the new name using Special:RenameUser. Note: You must make the request from the account you want renamed.

Requesting a change

To have your name changed, please make your request on this page. Please follow the procedure carefully or your request will not be fulfilled.


  1. Check if the new name you want does not exist (Special:ListUsers). Do not create a new account under the new name.
  2. Sign in with the account that you want renamed.
    Of course, this is not possible if your account has a lowercase first letter. If you can't log in, then skip this step.
  3. Add your request to the bottom of the section below. Use the following template: {{renameuser|Old username|New username}}
    (If you are a sysop, please note this fact with your request so that the necessary changes can be made.)
  4. Once your request is dealt with, all edits from your old account will be reattributed to your new account.
  5. You should check that the old account has been recreated and blocked to prevent someone else creating the account and impersonating you.
    This cannot be done in the case of usernames with a lowercase first letter, but they can no longer be registered so this isn't a problem.
  6. Move and redirect your user page and talk page to the new name if it has not already been done.

Current requests

Please use this template for new requests: {{renameuser|Old username|New username}}