Re-post from Guru, but a good thread non-the-less:
This might be old news to some but new to others. I found this out because I have 3 accounts in GW1 and some have EoTH (Eye of the north) and some don’t. And I’m still seeing lots of “Name” topics around.Simply put, If you type the name you hope to have in GW2 in to the HoM( Hall of Monuments Calculator) and get “Error Loading Character” the name will be up for grabs in GW2!
If, instead it takes you to another screen with a Reward meter, it will mean the name has been reserved by someone else…. For now.
Don’t lose Hope! Names are only reserved for a short time after release of GW2 and not all name that are reserved will be used, so a name you might want might open up after release. When the reserve list was made for GW2 it took all names from accounts that were used in the last year form GW1. However it has even reserved names I have on accounts that don’t even have EoTH, and I will never use the names in GW2. I’m sure there will be thousands like this.
For the rest that hope to get the name they want on release, Good luck and let the best man/women win!
And yes! There is a 24 hour reserve on names you make in GW2 after you delete your character on your account. (Lost count of the number of times I have seen this asked now lol)
Original post by Shadowcat101: http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/.../#entry1810508