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.




I would prefer that my username not be shown as my full name for privacy reasons. That being said can I please change it to esfeld89?

-- Emily.white89 (talk) 20:20, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Done. —Stephen (Talk) 01:42, 26 January 2017 (UTC)


Hi Admins!

I'd like to use EyjentJim as username instead of Eyjentjim. Please change it to EyjentJim for emphasis.

 Eyjentjim (talk) 16:45, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Done. —Stephen (Talk) 16:58, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you so much, Stephen. Enjoy your day :) -- EyjentJim (talk) 17:07, 1 March 2017 (UTC)


Would like to change username due to blocked username.

The username User:Artistpg does not exist, so it cannot be changed. I see that you made this request under the name ‎User:ArtP563, which is indefinitely blocked on en.wikipedia and it is not permissible to do a username change on that blocked name. You were advised to create a different name. You only have two or three edits, so there is no reason for you to request a name change. Simply log out of your current blocked account, then create a brand new account under a different name, such as User:M@LVs23. —Stephen (Talk) 14:52, 2 March 2017 (UTC)