Reserve Your Guild Wars Character Name for Guild Wars 2 by July 31st
Players have until July 31st to finalize their Guild Wars character name reservation for Guild Wars 2. After that, the name becomes fair game, so lock it if you want it. All you need to do to reserve your names is simply log into your Guild Wars account and your names will be locked on the ArenaNet name list before it comes to a close on July 31st. Just donÂt wait to long to claim them, they donÂt keep them on reserve forever.
WeÂre building our Guild Wars 2 name reservation list on July 31. WeÂre only reserving character names from active Guild Wars accounts, which is why youÂll need to log in at least once in 2012 before we build the list in order to be considered an active Guild Wars player.
However, as we mentioned in a previous blog post, your Guild Wars character names will not be reserved indefinitely. You must create a Guild Wars 2 character with the same name as your Guild Wars character during the Headstart Access period or on launch day. Shortly after launch, weÂll free up all the unclaimed names for new Guild Wars 2 players to use.
Source: ArenaNet Dev Blog