The name that uisers o Wikimedia waurks chuise fer thairsels is na set in stane. Onie local bureaucrat oan ae wiki can chynge yer uisername. Ye can yinlie be renamed til aen accoont that disna exeest (uisin mw:Extension:Renameuser). Contact onie local bureaucrat n speir fer instructions. Fer the Ingils Wikipædia, see en:Wikipedia:Changing username.
Gif yer wiki haes nae acteeve bureaucrats, lea ae request at Steward requests/Username changes.
How to change names
- Please do not request name changes on this page.
- Do not create the new account you want to change names to.
Add a request to Steward requests/Username changes.
How it works
On request, global renamers can change user account settings and article histories such that all previous edits of a given user are attributed to the new name. This has been done several times in the past, either voluntarily, or forced according to the policy on offensive usernames on the English Wikipedia. Account deletion is not carried out on Wikimedia projects, so if you wish to become anonymous after making edits with your account, the way to achieve this is to change username.
When a name is changed, the previous account ceases to exist, and the user may immediately log in with the same password under the new name. The user may wish to re-create the old account to prevent impersonation. In the case of forced name changes, the old account will be recreated and then blocked. Signatures in talk pages can be changed manually if desired. The deletion log and the upload log are not altered.