Last modified on 19 August 2014, at 15:59

Wikiquote:Changing username

Exquisite-opera.png This page is an official policy on Wikiquote.
It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow.
Please do not make significant changes to this page without prior discussion.

This page permits users to request, and bureaucrats to consider and carry out, username changes. It is generally only possible to rename an account to a name which is not yet taken. Please check Wikiquote:Username to see if your desired username is considered to be appropriate.


Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure the correct processing of your request.

  • Check that the username you are requesting does not yet exist. This may be done via the search function at Special:Listusers; if the name appears in the list, even if the link is red, the name is taken. Be sure to capitalize the first letter of the username, as the software does not permit usernames that begin with a lowercase letter. Do not create an account under the new name.
  • To file a request, please edit this page and put the following template at the bottom:
    {{subst:Renameuser|CURRENT|NEW|3=Reason for requested renaming.}} ~~~~
    Make sure to include your present and requested username and the reason you wish your name to be changed, following this format
  • Be sure you have logged in under your present username. Verify that you have spelled both names correctly. Save the page.
  • If your request is for usurpation, submit your request to Wikiquote:Changing username/Usurpation and follow the instruction on that page.
    • In case of usurpation of an impostor or for SUL, indicate that you are requesting for usurpation here on English Wikiquote on your user page at your home wiki and include the link to that page in your request.
  • Check back periodically to see whether a bureaucrat has fulfilled your request or 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.

Effects of a username change:

  • When the rename has been completed, your old account will no longer exist in the database. All edits and other user data from your old account, including preferences, watchlist, and password, will have been reattributed to your new account. Your user and talk pages will be transferred to the new name. There is no need for the old name to be blocked.
  • The change will appear in the user rename log in the interest of transparency. There is no provision for renaming accounts without logging the change.


  • It is not possible for bureaucrats to merge two accounts, or to reattribute edits from IP addressses. Only registered accounts can be renamed.
  • This is for requests on the English Wikiquote only. To change your username on another Wikimedia project, please ask a bureaucrat on that project or make a request on Meta at Requests for permissions.
  • As an alternative, please consider changing your signature. This will change your "public appearance" on talk pages and other places where you sign your username with ~~~~.
  • It may be easier for you simply to create a new account (although names too similar to existing ones are automatically blocked from creation). You can then discontinue use of the old one. It does not need to be deleted; disused accounts are harmless and may be safely ignored.
  • Be aware: This change will not affect signatures you have already left on talk pages, or other places where you signed your username with ~~~~. Those pages will continue to display your signature (including the link to your old username) unless edited manually.
  • Of possible interest: the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy; "Right to vanish"


Changing usernameEdit

Submit your request here at the bottom. Usurpation request should go to WQ:CHU/U, not here.

Jsb → JbostockEdit

Pictogram voting comment.svg Bureaucrat note: Can you verify on Wikipedia that you're the same person making this request? From the "Jbostock" account, that is. EVula // talk // // 17:16, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svgY Done. Cheers! BD2412 T 03:41, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Readopedia → EnergybenderEdit

Note As Readopedia has no edits here other than to this page, no rename is necessary.--Collingwood (talk) 22:58, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Agreed. Readopedia, just register Energybender and begin using it. BD2412 T 03:10, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Vincent860524 → Vincent LiuEdit

Can you please verify on Wikipedia that you're the same person making this request, using your new account?--Collingwood (talk) 20:55, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Fanthrillers → FantrEdit

  • Current name: Fanthrillers (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: Fantr (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: I'm changing my wikipedia username to fantr and want all wikipedia accounts to be consistent. Thank you for your assistance. Wikipedia has renamed my other account so you may proceed with this request at your convenience. Thank you. - Fanthrillers (talk) 01:10, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Proof of wikipedia/wikiquote ownership (diff):

Proof of commons ownership (diff):

-- Fanthrillers (talk) 21:29, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Jurgen1996 → JurgenNLEdit

Blackjogger → TourEiffelEdit

  • Current name: Blackjogger (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: TourEiffel (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: I don't like my user name any more. Blackjogger (talk) 13:45, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
    • Did you create this username on March 7, 2013? It appears to already exist, but if you log in from that name and indicate ownership, I can usurp and rename. Cheers! BD2412 T 04:10, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Charyvna →BerehyniaEdit

Daniel Tomé → DanielTomEdit

Loeschegroup → VzuloagaEdit

Southparkfan_nl → SouthparkfanEdit

Mark91 → Snow BlizzardEdit

Yes, sorry, I did. I logged in by mistake coming from other wikis. I only saw this now as I came back to revert a cross-wiki vandal. I hope you can proceed with the rename. :-) --Mark91 (talk) 21:06, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Can you comment with the Snow Blizzard account, just to confirm that it's you? That'd be the fastest way to verify. EVula // talk // // 22:48, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Here I am! --Snow Blizzard (talk) 18:34, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svgY Done Cheers! BD2412 T 03:47, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

BCG999 → RandomDSdevelEdit

  • Current name: BCG999 (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: RandomDSdevel (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: I recently had my username changed in a similar manner on the English Wikipedia because of how my old username contains my initials and with to carry this change through to all of the Wikimedia wikis in whose affairs I participate.

BCG999 (talk) 17:51, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

You have no edits here other than this request. You can just register the new username (as it appears you have) and begin using it. BD2412 T 13:28, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Cordelia Chase → PerijnEdit

Atlantima → Brainy JEdit

Rafy → KathovoEdit

  • Please log in to confirm you are you before we begin the process. Thanks! — RyanCross (talk) 20:47, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Soheyla Sh → SoheylaEdit

Thank you. Soheyla (Talk) 07:56, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Fschamba → zvamarongaEdit

Ajl772 → Radar33Edit

Karim Alirzayev → Kerim AlirızaEdit

Current name:Karim Alirzayev Requested name:Kerim Alirıza Reason: We demand to change user name according to my govermental identity name has been changed

There is no registered username to change, and the proposed target name is also unregistered. BD2412 T 12:19, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

JZRunner → JakeZuckerEdit

Kishatjoy → KishoreKEdit

لطرش أحمد الهاشمي → لطرش احمد الهاشميEdit

King jakob c 2 → JakecEdit


  • Current name: Mbrooket123 (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: Vulpix777 (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: Current username is too similar to my real name.
    • Since this request is your only edit here, and the other account is unregistered, why don't you just register it and use it? Changing usernames is usually done to preserve substantial edit histories associated with an account. BD2412 T 03:29, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Hosiryuhosi → RxyEdit

User:UDScott or User:BD2412 will be with you here... --~~Goldenburg111 18:20, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svgY Done Cheers! BD2412 T 04:24, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

TheMightyHercules → CmdrDanEdit

Olliechick → OllieincEdit

XOXOXO → XOXOXO (usurped)Edit

MarioCRuivo → CurryChefEdit

  • Current name: MarioCRuivo (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: CurryChef (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: There is one author with exactly my wikiname MarioCRuivo creating posts on facebook and linking to wikipedia putting bad fame in my name which is creating many problems in my family affairs. Please change to the suggested name as soon as possible. MarioCRuivo (talk) 11:08, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svgY Done, cheers! BD2412 T 15:59, 19 August 2014 (UTC)