* 1. Your name does not consist of a first name and last name.
* 2. Your name contains numbers or symbols.
* 3. Your name has an underscore (_) in it, has not been capitalised or is missing a space between the first and last names.
* 4. Your name is a combination of two names from the Harry Potter books.
* 5. Your last name is the same as one of the characters in the Harry Potter books.
* 6. Your name is from another character in any fandom or the name of a real life celebrity.
* 7. Your name contains bad words or sexual innuendo (in which case you probably won't need this thread here anyway because we'll smack an appropriate name of our choice on you.)
* 8. The name you registered with is your real name in which case you should PM me rather than post here and divulge it to the general public
* 9. You are an Alumni who has never had a previous name change, and your character got married. (Remember you only get one of these.)
Your name will not be changed if you notice that you would rather have a different name, changed your mind about its spelling, its length or any other reason that is not listed up there (e.g. a sudden decision to have your character be related to another character in some way or other). Should you request such a name change,
ADDENDUM -If your name happens to be shared with a really obscure reference or character from another realm, or is not commonly known, or is a common combination of otherwise unremarkable names. You may not require a name change, a moderator can evaluate your name.