Last modified on 20 August 2014, at 12:30

Wiktionary:Changing username

Before filing a request please consider the following:

  • If the change is small, such as adding or removing numbers or changing vowels, it is normally better to change your signature to alter your appearance.
  • It is quicker and easier to simply create a new account and link to your old contributions. Dead accounts are harmless.
  • Signatures and other hardcoded text will not be changed, you will have to manually edit to get rid of them.
  • Single Unified Login: To usurp an existing account:
    1. Please add {{subst:usurpation requested}} or similar to their talk page. If that account has email enabled, please email them and explain the situation. Wait for a week after giving notification for any objections, then post the result here.
    2. Please post a link to a diff in a project where you are active. The diff should be an edit made from your account to a talk page or similar acknowledging that yes, it's you making this request. See this example.
  • You are asking for a favour; please be polite and remain patient. In particular, do not pester bureaucrats.


Once you've decided that a change is the best way forward:

  1. Check Special:Listusers to see whether your desired name is not already taken. While it is possible to hijack existing user accounts without their permission, this is undesirable and will require a special reason.
  2. Click add your request and explain clearly why you want to make the change, you must sign your request from your old account.
  3. Wait patiently for one of our bureaucrats to deal with your request.

Once fulfilledEdit

Your old account will not exist anymore. All edits and other user data (including preferences and watchlist) from your old account will be reattributed to your new account. You can log in with your old password. A log of these changes is kept at Special:Log/renameuser and the requests are archived here.

  1. You should move your old User: and User_talk: pages to your new user name; don't just copy the content.
  2. If you wish you can recreate your old account and request that an administrator block it to prevent other users from impersonating you.


Archives Archive: 2006200720082009201020112012

Add a new request.


I would prefer to use this name on all wikis. Readopedia (talk) 19:47, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 15:17, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

User:Project WeberUser:EfclossonEdit

As you cannot have a username that is the same as an organization's name, I would like to change my username.

Hi. You need to log on as User:Project Weber and sign your request with ~~~~ so that we know the request is valid. Thanks. —Stephen (Talk) 18:29, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Project Weberefclosson7Edit

Hello. I would like to change the username because it is the name of an organization and so it does not meet wiki requirements.

Done, renamed to User:Efclosson7. —Stephen (Talk) 19:10, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

User:JimDerbyUser:Jim DerbyEdit


When I go back and forth between Wikipedia and Wiktionary it would be easier if I had the same user name.

Sorry to bother you; Jim

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 06:54, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

User:Musabbir035User:Musabbir IslamEdit

—This unsigned comment was added by Musabbir035 (talkcontribs) at 10:31, 16 January 2013 (UTC).

You don't have any contributions under the username 'Musabbir035'; so why not just create 'Musabbir Islam' as a new account? —RuakhTALK 15:13, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

User:AushulzUser:Daniele PugliesiEdit

I already changed my username in a lot of Wikimedia projects (it.wikipedia, en.wikipedia, commons, it.wiktionary, etc.) --Aushulz (talk) 21:48, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 23:28, 30 January 2013 (UTC)


Privacy concerns. My enwiki is already changed.--Rafy (talk) 12:13, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 04:43, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

User:Nikcro32User:Der KrommodoreEdit

I'd like to change my username to match the one used by me in the German Wikipedia. --Nikcro32 (talk) 17:07, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Schon fertig! —Stephen (Talk) 03:20, 29 March 2013 (UTC)


I would prefer to use this name on all wikis globally. --XJamRastafire (talk) 18:26, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 00:38, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


  • I'm changing my username in all Wikimedia sites --Amer-aln7l (talk) 11:23, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Done. —Stephen (Talk) 11:55, 14 April 2013 (UTC)


I've already phased out my old username in all major networks; the new one better matches my real-life name. --ArkBlitz (talk) 03:51, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 14:17, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

User:MeandUser:Me andEdit

I'd like to rename from "Meand" to "Me and" per my recent rename on English Wikipedia. There's SUL on the old name, but I'm waiting to finish renames on other projects before setting up SUL on the new one. Thanks! Meand (talk) 09:31, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 14:15, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Me and (talk) 18:33, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

User:HexUser:Scott MartinEdit

Hello, I'd like to make this change, please, for consistency with my main account on the English Wikipedia. Thank you! Hex (talk) 14:28, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 15:19, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
Many thanks. — Scott talk 13:35, 29 April 2013 (UTC)


SUL Purposes see for confirmation My1xTreme (talk) 15:12, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 16:57, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

User:BCG999 (SUL) → User:RandomDSdevel (SUL)Edit

Hi; I would like to have my current username changed for SUL purposes to be 'RandomDSdevel' so as to reflect the fact that I recently switched over to this username on Wikipedia because of how my old username contains my initials. Could you do that for me, please?
BCG999 (talk) 17:17, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 19:31, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! — RandomDSdevel (talk) 12:58, 4 May 2013 (UTC)


So that I don't end up as Astral~enwiktionary come May 27. There doesn't seem to be anyone using the account name Cloudcuckoolander on other Wikimedia projects. It's a bit ungainly, I know, but I like it and it keeps me from having to resort to using something with random numerals. Astral (talk) 04:02, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 21:34, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Much appreciated! Cloudcuckoolander (talk) 23:07, 8 May 2013 (UTC)



I want to change my Username as current username might reflect that I have created a page on behalf of the AcSIR (i.e. to promote it), while, I just wanted to share with the aspiring Indian researchers like me that there is this Academy which has just begun with the support of established Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks, Ashwini

I am not comfortable with doing this, because your account was blocked indefinitely on English Wikipedia because it appears to be mainly intended for publicity and/or promotional purposes. If you can have your username changed at w:User:AcSIR first, then we will be glad to do it here as well. —Stephen (Talk) 19:42, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

William (SUL request)Edit

Please usurp William (talkcontribs) so that I may attach it to my unified login. Confirmation that I own the SUL is here. Thanks in advance. WilliamUK (talk) 15:01, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 15:55, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

User:Nowak KowalskiUser:�Edit

to match new wikipedia username Nowak Kowalski (talk) 17:23, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 05:47, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

User:Faizan Al-BadriUser:FaizanEdit

  • Your current user name: Faizan Al-Badri (talkcontribs)
  • Target name: Faizan (talkcontribs)
  • Target was contacted: On Talk
  • This is a SUL request; Please change my username, I am an editor from English Wikipedia, and I request usurpation here for unified login. I am a regular editor at your projects, especially Wikipedia. Faizan Al-Badri (talk) 11:43, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Done. —Stephen (Talk) 05:43, 28 May 2013 (UTC)


I used my real name and location in my username. Please change it to protect my privacy. Thank you.

Done. But you have no edits. You could just as well have stopped using the one name and started using the other. —Stephen (Talk) 11:21, 18 June 2013 (UTC)


I would like "Kontos" to be renamed to "Sanyi4", so that I can attach it to my global account. "Sanyi4" already exists. Both "Kontos" and "Sanyi4" belong to me. It is important that the current "Sanyi4" be renamed to "Sanyi4 (usurped)", not something else! Confirmation: [1]. Thanks. -- Kontos (talk) 22:26, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 05:33, 15 July 2013 (UTC)


When we established this username to add information to the Henrietta Lacks entry, we did not realize the "promotional policy" user name thing. Our book is called "HeLa Family Stories," so this is a clear violation of the policy. Our apologies. Feel free to change our username to LawrenceLacks. Thank you!

It does not matter to us here. Perhaps Wikipedia has different rules. If you want the username changed, we can do it, but it is up to you. —Stephen (Talk) 08:44, 16 July 2013 (UTC)


Migrating for WP:SUL.

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 10:14, 8 August 2013 (UTC)


Please change my username. i am looking for a global account

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 00:21, 30 August 2013 (UTC)


It's more in line with my internet presence. Also, I have a diff [2].

-- Ajl772 (talk) 21:43, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 08:01, 16 September 2013 (UTC)


I changed my name on the enWP, and would like a username change here. See [3] if necessary. Albacore (talk) 15:36, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 00:11, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Usurp User:AlanEdit

Hi. I request User:Alan usurpation for complete my SUL account. Confirmation diff. Target username (User talk:Alan) informed using standard template. Inactive since 2006 with 1 edit only. I´m not need my old account rename. Thanks in advance. --Alan.lorenzo (talk) 12:02, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 08:33, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Cheers. --Alan (talk) 12:14, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

User:Rannpháirtí anaithnidUser:TóraíEdit

Per a recent change of username on the, I'd like my (relatively few) edits here to reflect the same user name. --Rannpháirtí anaithnid (talk) 06:15, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 07:40, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, --Tóraí (talk) 20:48, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

User:MoscowconnectionUser:Moscow ConnectionEdit

I'm renaming my username on all wikis (proof) and would like to add this one to my SUL too. Please rename me, because I care for the edits I made here and I would like to keep track of them. --Moscowconnection (talk) 21:01, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 04:39, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

User:Lo Ximiendo to User:XimiEdit

It has been a wild ride doing online activities, so feel free to consider this rename request a kind of online redemption attempt. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 04:51, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Note that we can only rename your en.wikt account, thereby detaching it from your global (SUL) account. To rename all those accounts and have a single SUL account again, you'd have to submit requests at all those sites. Please confirm that you're O.K. with that, and would like your en.wikt account to be renamed. —RuakhTALK 06:14, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
Now I'll pass (or possibly fold in poker; or for a kind of poker game, seven card stud). --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 06:24, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

User:لطرش أحمد الهاشميUser:لطرش احمد الهاشميEdit

Current Name: User:لطرش احمد الهاشمي

Rename to:User:لطرش أحمد الهاشمي (contribslogsRenaming)

Reason:i want the same name in all wikimedia project

Confirmation:w:Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple/Archive151#لطرش أحمد الهاشمي → لطرش احمد الهاشمي

--لطرش احمد الهاشمي (talk) 15:18, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Renamed to User:لطرش أحمد الهاشمي. —Stephen (Talk) 03:49, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

trying to unify User:EcontermsEdit

I'm User:Econterms. I've unified accounts across Wikimedia except for en:wikitionary because I don't know my account's password here any more. (I keep trying to remember it when I am inspired to edit here, but can't remember.) From this "CentralAuth" page I gather this means I am asking to "usurp" the account here. Can you enable me to unify it? Or advise me what to do? Thank you in advance. This edit demonstrates that I can log in to other accounts as user:econterms. -- econterms 23:59, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi. In order to usurp that username, you need to create a temporary username here (such as User:Econterms(temp)) and log in and note the request using that name. Then I can usurp User:Econterms and rename Econterms(temp) to Econterms. —Stephen (Talk) 00:59, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Done! Thank you, speedy admin. I hereby request exactly that. Here also is that request expressed at meta while I'm logged in both places. -- Econterms(temp) (talk) 16:18, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Done. —Stephen (Talk) 16:30, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Ah! Thank you. I feel unified. If it is easy please merge Econterms(usurp) in ; that's my (trivial) history here. -- econterms (talk) 16:53, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

User:King jakob c 2User:JakecEdit

My previous name seems somewhat immature. King jakob c2 (yell * damage caused) 01:48, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 19:35, 18 January 2014 (UTC)


Request to match Wikipedia username. Thank you.

Are you sure you typed it correctly? There is no such username at enwik. —Stephen (Talk) 20:48, 18 January 2014 (UTC)


I started renaming Vitalik7 → Vitalik on other wiki-projects (as for now it's done only for ruwiki). Can you rename me here? Thanks! — Vitalik7 (talk) 09:16, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Notes: User:Vitalik doesn't exist here yet. I have created SUL Vitalik: I have more than 1000 edit count on ruwiktionary: After renaming "Vitalik7 → Vitalik" here I will join it to my SUL account. Thanks. ­- Vitalik7 (talk) 11:53, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Done. —Stephen (Talk) 02:00, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Great thanks! :) Vitalik (talk) 17:55, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

SUL usurption user:RealSamBuser:SamBEdit

I hold the unified login SamB[[4]], and user:SamB here supposedly made an edit to an article back in 2009, but there's no public record of what that edit was, and he or she does not appear to have any other history here. I'm fairly certain that I've allowed sufficient time for them to respond to my warning here, so could you please do the rename now? --RealSamB (talk) 23:38, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 00:46, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

User:AtlantimaUser:Brainy JEdit

Changed my name on Wikipedia; want to have names match across all Wikimedia projects.--Julia (talk) 14:27, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 07:15, 4 February 2014 (UTC)


In my home-wiki viz. siwiki, user name was changed from ශ්වෙත to Shwetha. Hence I want to do the same here. -- ශ්වෙත (talk) 17:17, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 17:43, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

User:ÞónrarrUser:Sean ClarkEdit

I'd like to have the same name for all Wikis (I am aware it's my real name).

Done. (You do realize that we can only change your name for this Wiki, don’t you? You have to ask each Wiki individually.) —Stephen (Talk) 21:48, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I know. In any case, thanks for changing it. :D


  • Current username: Hosiryuhosi
  • Target username: Rxy
  • Reason: I want to change my current username to short username at WMF wikis globally. Note: Global account "Rxy" is my account (confirm). Thanks. --Hosiryuhosi (talk) 18:20, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

User:Scott MartinUser:ScottEdit

Unifying my SUL - I'm en:User:Scott. I notified the existing "Scott" account, which was created in 2006 and has no edits, a week ago, and have not received an objection. — Scott talk 09:13, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 13:22, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks very much. — Scott talk 10:46, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

User:Opengate CapitalUser:MsEvergladeEdit

My username was also a company name. Please change to personal name. Thank you.

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 00:56, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

User:Novice7User:Ryoga GodaiEdit

I would like to use my new name here as well, and also connect it using SUL. Thanks. Novice7 (talk) 02:53, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 04:07, 31 May 2014 (UTC)


  • Reason : To Complete SUL Process.
  • Confirmation link : diff

Thank you! D abhi (talk) 16:33, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I overlooked this. Done. —Stephen (Talk) 19:21, 20 June 2014 (UTC)


This is an old account that I forgot about. I'd like to use my old name for this on my new account to make that my official account. Please allow this change so I may move forward with the other change, thanks. Briangliboff 17:28, 5 July 2014 (UTC)‎

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 08:21, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


I made a mistake while writing the username. I would like to clearly separate the First Name (Vincenzo) from the Surname (Ferme).

Thanks. Vincenzoferme 12:56, 15 July 2014‎ (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 08:24, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

SUL Request User:Olivier(temp)User:OlivierEdit

I have a unified account as User:Olivier [5] and would like to connect en.wiktionary to this unified account. The existing User:Olivier has made 7 edits between 2003 and 2007. Thank you in advance! Olivier(temp) (talk) 00:17, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 06:50, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Olivier (talk) 21:43, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Electric WombatUser:CrowEdit

For SUL consolidation. Confirmation link that I own the global account is HERE Electric Wombat (talk) 17:02, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 12:30, 20 August 2014 (UTC)