MarioWiki:Changing username

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This wiki has a rename user extension installed, which allows bureaucrats to change any user account to a new name, as long as it's not already in-use by someone else.

All edits made by the user will be changed in the edit history to reflect the change. However, this feature has been somewhat abused in the past, so there are some limits:

  • Users must be registered for at least three months to be eligible for a rename.
  • Each user must wait one year between renames (user rename log). However, changing and then reversing the change is allowed once. For example, going from Alpha to Beta and back to Alpha is allowed, but you would need to wait a year if you want to change to something else.
  • We will not consider requests for names which include symbols, accented letters, foreign alphabets, or other specialized characters which could be an inconvenience to type on a regular keyboard.
  • If the name you want is already being used by a short-lived account that has been completely inactive for years, and provided you have a good reason for wanting the name (e.g. it's your established nickname on the forums), you may directly contact a bureaucrat to see if the original account can be renamed, making the name available for you instead. However, if the account in question has made any legitimate mainspace edits (i.e. non-vandalism contributions), it will not be considered.
  • Note that once a rename is completed, your old username is released back into the pool of available usernames and will be obtainable by others (by way of both new user registration and rename). Abandoned usernames which are of major significance to the wiki community may be reserved at the discretion of the wiki staff.
  • All requests go at the bottom of this page, not on the user talk pages of bureaucrats.

Previous renames are archived: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Instructions

  1. Create a new subsection at the bottom of the page using the code === OldName to NewName ===
  2. Below this, use {{rename user}} and put both your current and desired names (both case-sensitive), using this format: {{rename user|OldName|NewName}}
  3. Leave a comment as to why you want the change after the template and then save the page.
  4. Bureaucrats will check this page daily and if accepted can use the "Rename" link on the top-right corner of each section to directly change the username and move all userspace pages.
  5. The bureaucrat will say whether the name change is accepted or rejected in each section, and if rejected, why (such as already being given a name change over the preceding 12 months).

Requests

Mechanical Dirge to Bro Hammer

Rename

Mechanical Dirge (talk) Bro Hammer (talk)
Approved

I just wanna change it.

SantiOzzySheena to SantiOzzy

Rename

SantiOzzySheena (talk) SantiOzzy (talk)
Rejected

I want my user name to be shorter. SantiOzzySheena (talk)

Sorry, you need to be registered for at least three months first per the rules above. Request again on October 23. Small Mario sprite from Super Mario Bros. Mario JC 09:32, September 2, 2020 (EDT)

Baby Luigi to Ray Trace

Rename

Baby Luigi (talk) Ray Trace (talk)
Approved

Named after my favorite OC that nowadays I think is more representative of myself than vanilla Baby Luigi. I still love him, but I identify more with my own creation. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 21:07, September 14, 2020 (EDT)

Bye Guy to Koopa con Carne

Rename

Bye Guy (talk) Koopa con Carne (talk)
Approved

I'm sorry for my revert yesterday, but I wasn't satisfied with the username I came up with. I find "Koopa con Carne" to be catchier than both "Bye Guy" and... ugh, "Kenneth Koopa". -- KOOPA CON CARNE 19:26, September 15, 2020 (EDT)

All good, done.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 19:44, September 15, 2020 (EDT)

Toadette the Achiever to Archivist Toadette

Rename

Toadette the Achiever (talk) Archivist Toadette (talk)
Approved

I think it's about time this happened. I think my initial username comes across as silly and barely professional, so it would probably be better if I changed it to the name of Toadette's alter ego in Super Mario Odyssey, since my love for the character hasn't waned. Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 19:47, September 15, 2020 (EDT)

Gbui to FnControlOption

Rename

Gbui (talk) FnControlOption (talk)
Approved

This is an old username that I don't use anymore — fn ⌃ ⌥ (talk · edits) 22:20, September 20, 2020 (EDT)

KingDDD99 to ThunderMite42

Rename

KingDDD99 (talk) ThunderMite42 (talk)
Approved

I wish to change my username to the one I use on most other websites, including other wikis.--KingDDD99 (talk) 23:14, October 11, 2020 (EDT)

TheKarateToad to ThatOneUniqueToad

Rename

TheKarateToad (talk) ThatOneUniqueToad (talk)
Approved

Been waiting for the time to come for me to change my username...y'know, to match my username to the one I use at MFGG.

--Bio of me.ThatOneUniqueToad (talk) 16:19, October 24, 2020 (EDT)

SantiOzzySheena to SantiOzzy

Rename

SantiOzzySheena (talk) SantiOzzy (talk)
Approved

I want my user name to be shorter. SantiOzzySheena (talk)

Bri to Bri-11

Rename

Bri (talk) Bri-11 (talk)
Approved

I pretty much want my username to be changed. --Bri (talk) 16:23, November 3, 2020 (EST)

SKmarioman to SKmaric

Rename

SKmarioman (talk) SKmaric (talk)
Approved

To be consistent with the name I use elsewhere. --SKmaric (talk) 23:25, December 25, 2020 (EST)

Pinkie Pie to PanchamBro

Rename

Pinkie Pie (talk) PanchamBro (talk)
Approved

-- PanchamBro (talkcontributions) 00:46, January 6, 2021 (EST)

Randomtransmans to Gamerknowitall

Rename

Randomtransmans (talk) Gamerknowitall (talk)
Approved

I just feel like choosing it. I like Gamerknowitall better because it sounds like why I am in this Wiki. Randomtransmans (talk) 23:42, January 11, 2021 (EST)

CustomArio to ACYosh

Rename

CustomArio (talk) ACYosh (talk)
Approved

Unifying my names across the web, making CustomArio mainly for smurf accounts only (definitely not on the Wiki). ACYoshSign.png 12:45, February 1, 2021 (EST)

Jonas Suder to NormanBates2021

Rename

Jonas Suder (talk) NormanBates2021 (talk)
Approved

I dont really like the name Jonas Suder anymore, i now wish to be called NormanBates2021. joel and benji madden part of the koopalings (talk) 20:01, February 10, 2021 (EST)

Luigifan312 to Dr. Fire Luigi

Rename

Luigifan312 (talk) Dr. Fire Luigi (talk)
Approved

Goodbye old username, it's been a great 6 1/2 years... But really, it's very outdated and I want to be consistent with the boards Luigifan312 (talk) 10:35, February 21, 2021 (EST)

AgentJDN to Hexelectron

Rename

AgentJDN (talk) Hexelectron (talk)
Approved

It's been a very long time since I've last edited for Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam glitches on the Super Mario Wiki and added a few Game Overs here and there. As of 2020, I've now become the blue hexagon, Hexelectron! This name applies to my presence on WiKirby (also part of NIWA), as well as other sites I'm on now. Changing it to Hexelectron would help keep the consistency of my names up and running, and I love the name as well, since it really does represent me. AgentJDN (talk) 05:27, March 3, 2021 (EST)

Dreamy Bowser to Bowser64

Rename

Dreamy Bowser (talk) Bowser64 (talk)
Rejected

I Wanna Change it so it's shorter. I kept this username since December of 2020. User: Dreamy Bowser

Your account must be 3 - full - months old to request a rename. Get back to us around March 20. --Glowsquid (talk) 18:49, March 10, 2021 (EST)

Dreamy Bowser to Bowser64

Rename

Dreamy Bowser (talk) Bowser64 (talk)
Approved

Ok,Well It's The 21st Now.Dreamy Bowser (talk) 08:25, March 21, 2021 (EDT)

Klap Trap to Wild Blacksmith

Rename

Klap Trap (talk) Wild Blacksmith (talk)
Approved

I only use the name Klap Trap on Fandom and Discord and i would like to change it here as well. -- Klappi (talk) 10:59, March 29, 2021 (EDT)

SRMX12 to Lira

Rename

SRMX12 (talk) Lira (talk)
Approved

I haven't edited here in nearly four years, but this is the name I use online now. Lira (talk) 21:40, April 27, 2021 (EDT)

137ben to RandomizedKirbyTree47

Rename

137ben (talk) RandomizedKirbyTree47 (talk)
Approved

I no longer use any variation of that name on other sites.

RabbidYoshi2 to The Shamancer

Rename

RabbidYoshi2 (talk) The Shamancer (talk)
Rejected

I feel like I would be constantly trying to change my username to fit with my current video game preference, so I felt like choosing a username based on my favorite species (Shaman). Also, I just want to change it. I know I haven't been registered for 3 months. I'm just putting this on here because knowing me, I would probably forget to put this 2 months later. Better safe than sorry. RabbidYoshi2 (talk) 10:04, June 25, 2021

Please only leave a request once you're eligible, not for it to be fulfilled in the future. If you think you're going to forget, make a reminder. Small Mario sprite from Super Mario Bros. Mario JC 06:20, June 26, 2021 (EDT)

SwampyGator to Trainiax

Rename

SwampyGator (talk) Trainiax (talk)
Approved

It's pretty much the name that I use everywhere, I'm not exactly sure why I didn't just go with it initially. SwampyGatorKing Boo (Luigi's Mansion) from Mario Kart TourLet's chat! 17:09, June 30, 2021 (EDT)

So I kinda messed up and immediately clicked the rename prompt without realizing the name you picked had already been used by another account. As that account is now under another name, however, I need to check something before I definitely accept or reject the request. Bear with me here! --Glowsquid (talk) 18:54, June 30, 2021 (EDT)
After further deliberation, the name is yours. --Glowsquid (talk) 20:03, June 30, 2021 (EDT)

1JUST1 to Lastro

Rename

1JUST1 (talk) Lastro (talk)
Approved

So I am back on this wiki, and since I have now "Lastro" as my go-to username for nearly everything,I would like to chnage it here too. Also I saw that I can reverse if wanted, so trying can only be good. My signature. 16:22, July 23, 2021 (EDT)

Viperision to Vipz

Rename

Viperision (talk) Vipz (talk)
Approved

I'll be changing my username on other NIWA wikis. This is to mirror them and simplify my new username choice, so I would prefer this shorthand. Viperision (talk) 21:11, August 9, 2021 (EDT)

Redster518 to RedsterTheGamer

Rename

Redster518 (talk) RedsterTheGamer (talk)
Approved

Just want to make my username the same as other online services I use. Redster518 (talk) 22:44, August 19, 2021 (EDT)

Unless this was a copy/paste accident, please don't mark it as approved before we've renamed you. Small Mario sprite from Super Mario Bros. Mario JC 22:56, August 19, 2021 (EDT)

RabbidYoshi2 to The Shamancer

Rename

RabbidYoshi2 (talk) The Shamancer (talk)
Approved

Well, it's been 3 months now.-Bwaaaah! RabbidYoshi2 (talk) 11:06, August 21, 2021 (EDT) (Trying out the signature function).

Keyblade Master to Swallow

Rename

Keyblade Master (talk) Swallow (talk)
Approved

It has been over a year I have retained my current username, and this is the one I'm thinking of next. Swallow is the name of Rindo's anonymous online friend in the game Neo: The World Ends With You, which has to be the best game I have played this year. Swallow's profile picture shown in NEO: The World Ends With You Swallow Rindo Kanade 07:26, August 24, 2021 (EDT)

You got it ;)
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 07:48, August 24, 2021 (EDT)

GamblerMario to MariusM

Rename

GamblerMario (talk) MariusM (talk)
Approved

legomariofanatic to MarioGaming64

Rename

legomariofanatic (talk) MarioGaming64 (talk)
Approved

Since Lego Mario has existed, I've been considering changing my username across all websites (so that people don't confuse LEGO and Mario (the game genres) with LEGO Mario (the series). Figured I'd do it here too. :) Artwork of Mario and F.L.U.D.D. from Super Mario Sunshine User:MarioGaming64 (talk | contribs) 21:33, September 12, 2021 (EDT)

Weegeechan to King Kerog

Rename

Weegeechan (talk) King Kerog (talk)
Approved

I've been using the same username for years and I really don't like the way it sounds and have been wanting to change it to my new one I mostly use everywhere (especially now that I take wiki editing more seriously, I'd prefer this name to be shown here).

SupeMarioMaster to ThePurpleBro

Rename

SupeMarioMaster (talk) ThePurpleBro (talk)
Approved

So I made this accout of "SupeMarioMaster" a while ago, and I have just grown bored of it. I also use "ThePurpleBro" for a lot of accounts. (Example would be Discord) So I think I should change it to that. (Plus I accidentally misspelled Super so yeah.)

The Pyro Guy to TPG

Rename

The Pyro Guy (talk) TPG (talk)
Approved

Jelly444 to CreativelyNamedUser

Rename

Jelly444 (talk) CreativelyNamedUser (talk)
Approved

It's more creative than my old username...

Noob4567 to 2021snow

Rename

Noob4567 (talk) 2021snow (talk)
Approved

Supermario12345 to Super Mega Mario

Rename

Supermario12345 (talk) Super Mega Mario (talk)
Approved

It sounds much cooler, doesn't it? :P

Ghostgirl to RubberLuigi

Rename

Ghostgirl (talk) RubberLuigi (talk)
Approved

From forum PM: "was wondering if it would be possible to request a rename of my wiki account on here, since I can't remember the login and don't plan on using it much anyway - I really only want it renamed to be consistent with my name on here and on Twitter since I'll be using it in my Shroom section."

Hylian Angel to HylianAngel

Rename

Hylian Angel (talk) HylianAngel (talk)
Approved

I would like to remove the space so that my username is consistent with the other NIWA wikis. Hylian Angel (talk) 06:54, January 7, 2022 (EST)

Chester Alan Arthur to Mustard Machine

Rename

Chester Alan Arthur (talk) Mustard Machine (talk)
Approved

it's finally time to fulfill my destiny and take my place with the immortals

Vivian WasTaken to Vivian

Rename

Vivian WasTaken (talk) Vivian (talk)
Approved

I'd like to change my username to Vivian. I am completely aware that there is a blocked vandalism account with the same name, but that account was created 2 years ago. If Vivian isn't considered as a username, I'm fine with VivianWasTaken instead to remove the space.