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.
  • All requests go at the bottom of this page, not on the user talk of bureaucrats.
  • 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.

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


  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).


GSYoshi to J-Luigi


GSYoshi (talk) J-Luigi (talk)

My trademark around the internet is having my name begin with J-, so I think I'd like to bring that here. Also you might have heard that I like Luigi a lot lately, so I'm going with J-Luigi.

Also first request off this archive, so that's notable I guess.

  1. REDIRECT User:J-Luigi/sig 19:44, 16 June 2017 (EDT)

The Koopa Bro. to Shy Guy on Wheels


The Koopa Bro. (talk) Shy Guy on Wheels (talk)

This is name I use on the forums, and the name I'm most often referred to, so I'd like switch to it.
Shy Guy on WheelsSGoW sig.png(T|C|S) 13:46, 18 June 2017 (EDT)

Marshal Dan Troop to Chester Alan Arthur


Marshal Dan Troop (talk) Chester Alan Arthur (talk)

Koopas lost shell to Koops


Koopas lost shell (talk) Koops (talk)

Koops is my forum username, and everyone knows me under it. Koopas lost shell has become an obscure name, I want to change it.Koopas lost shell GreenShellMK8.png 04:31, 10 July 2017 (EDT)

I'm very sorry, but that username is already registered and has made legitimate edits. You'll have to choose another name.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 17:48, 10 July 2017 (EDT)

I see. Should I suggest that other name right here, or do I create a new section for it? Koopas lost shell GreenShellMK8.png 07:32, 11 July 2017 (EDT)

Best create a new section.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 08:00, 11 July 2017 (EDT)

Koopas lost shell to ManKoops


Koopas lost shell (talk) ManKoops (talk)

So I've decided I would still have a username with Koops in it. Is that good? Koopas lost shell GreenShellMK8.png 01:11, 14 July 2017 (EDT)

SuperYoshiBros to Waluigi Time


SuperYoshiBros (talk) Waluigi Time (talk)

I don't really like my old name anymore, and Waluigi is my favorite character now. --MK8DX Waluigi Icon.png Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 17:15, 18 August 2017 (EDT)

Rpg gamer to Mister Apple


Rpg gamer (talk) Mister Apple (talk)

Mister Apple is my forum account, and my name throughout the internet. The name Rpg gamer was made a while ago, and I'd like to distance myself from myself back then. Mallow.gif RPGGAMERPaper Luigi.png'I HAVE RPG'Fawful-Laugh.gif 16:56, 21 August 2017 (EDT)

Skuchi037 to lcrossmk8


Skuchi037 (talk) lcrossmk8 (talk)

lcrossmk8 is my main name across the Internet on such places as YouTube, GameFAQs, and more...except here. Since I work here mainly, I'd like to be called lcrossmk8 to fit with my other names. Skuchi037 (talk) 17:22, 21 August 2017 (EDT)

Blocked users do not get name changes: please re-request when after your block expires.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits)

Chocolate Mario to Drago


Chocolate Mario (talk) Drago (talk)

Matches my username on other NIWA wikis. Chocolate Mario 13:16, 29 August 2017 (EDT)

FebruaryDracaena to Mashabely


FebruaryDracaena (talk) Mashabely (talk)

My current one is too long, and mashabely at least fits my forum username, and you have to have them match according to the rules. --FebruaryDracaena (talk) 03:30, 2 September 2017 (EDT)

Supermario85 to BNSFFan184


Supermario85 (talk) BNSFFan184 (talk)

I feel like my username isn't that appropriate and people may think I am a Super Mario profile, so I request this name change so I can have a more casual username, not to mention this name actually matches most of my other usernames on other websites. --Supermario85 (talk) 23:03, 13 September 2017 (PDT)

The yoshi co. to Mario Kart DS Fan


The yoshi co. (talk) Mario Kart DS Fan (talk)

I like maro kart ds. SMB3Boo.pngThe yoshi co. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!Boo.gif

Yosh Strider to Agent Kiryu =


Yosh Strider (talk) Agent Kiryu (talk)

"Yosh Strider" is another deprecated internet name I don't use anymore. Plus naming myself after one of my characters is a lot less likely to become outdated :P Catsprite.png hey it's Yosh here (TC) 21:18, 18 September 2017 (EDT)