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Guidelines of the English Wikipedia apply here (see en:Wikipedia:Changing usernames guidelines).
Non-existant accounts

  • Make the request logged in using the old account and sign your request. Do not create the new account yourself.
  • Ensure the requested username does not exist.

Account usurpation for SUL:

  • First log in with your present username in order to place your request. If you don't have one, create it. Renames will not be approved if you post your request not logged in.
  • After your request:
    • If the user hasn't specified a contact email and did not edit in the last 6 months the usurpation will be granted immediately, otherwise the user will be contacted and the bureaucrats will wait 1 week for the answer.
    • If the user refuses the bureaucrats will not override his decision.

To add a request for username change or usurpation for SUL, use the following code at the bottom of #Username changes requests section:

{{subst:Rename|current name|requested name|3=reason}} ~~~~


{{subst:Rename|Wales|Jimbo Wales|3=For SUL purposes.}} ~~~~
  • Check back periodically to see whether additional information is required. Do not be surprised if you suddenly cannot log in to your old account; this merely indicates that your request has been fulfilled and that you should use your new name from now on.

Username changes requests[edit]

Jurgen1996 JurgenNL[edit]

Se forSUL Se4598[edit]

  • Fixed. The target account wasn't really someone else occupying the name. It was a remnant of an old CentralAuth bug where the auto-created account ended up unattached and without password or email (so it couldn't be re-attached either). This is confirmed by the fact that Special:Log/Se4598 shows that the account was auto-created. I've fixed the corrupted database entry (importing the e-mail address of the SUL account on You can now use "Password reset" to gain access by getting an e-mail and then attach it to your SUL through Special:MergeAccount. --Krinkle (talk) 16:03, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Ghost account successful attached with help by Krinkle, no need to rename--Se4598 (talk) 16:04, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

PBASH607 Prabash.A[edit]

Albacore Casey[edit]

(non-bureaucrat closure)X mark.svg Not done Per the user requested to keep it as not done. --Pratyya (Hello!) 13:51, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Hosiryuhosi Rxy[edit]

Yes check.svgY Done -Barras talk 15:20, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Muntashir.islam Muntashir[edit]

@Muntashir.islam: Since you haven't requested rename in other wikis like, English Wiki, Bengali Wiki, Meta Wiki, Simple English Wiki etc., so please confirm again that you want to be renamed. Thanks. --Pratyya (Hello!) 15:47, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't think this user is active at Wikipedia now as his last Wikipedia contribution was at 27 April 2014. So I think it's better closing this request asX mark.svg Not done If you become active again at wikipedia please make a request once again. Thank you --Pratyya (Hello!) 15:32, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Prenn Pinus[edit]

Yes check.svgY Done --Pratyya (Hello!) 15:27, 18 August 2014 (UTC)