Someone probably wanted the name and reported you.
I used to hear of this happening years ago, but not recently. If it's the same issue, it's where people would get their guildmates / friends to report a username so that Blizzard would autoflag it for a rename.
Whether that still happens or ever actually happened is unknown to me.
Only thing I can remotely think of is the rival character from the Pokemon series. I don't se anything wrong with the name.
Where I come from a Gary refers to an ecstasy tablet
yes its very offensive!
Gary the Gargoyle is the offical name of Timmy the Ghouls bigger Brother. Every Unholy DK would be very offended by reading this name on a player
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It might just be too mundane. Like Pete the tauren or Tim the night elf.
A weak argument since you're not on an RP realm, but still... I honestly have no idea why they'd flag you. Just ask them to review it and point out how harmless it is.
The renaming system is mostly automated. If enough people report your name using the right click menu on your unit frame, it'll auto flag you for rename. There are people in our guild who do this to our GM like every other week to force him to change his name. The system also works in your favor if you ever find out that the name you want has been freed up! Just get a bunch of friends to report your name and make sure they do this without opening an actual ticket and you got a free name change.
Guessing its because of this:
Real World References
This category includes names which:
Consist of any references to the real world, including people and places.
Maybe somebody ticketed and just said it was their real name, eitherway that name will always remind me of this:
Did you get the name after a server transfer?
There's a common bug where it can flag a name occasionally after you rename on transfer.
Either way, message a GM and they will sort you out.
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Or perhaps because Gary was the name of Oprah's talking rear on South Park. The world may never know...
yep i vote +1 for the rename bug i had it
ticket open -> GM changed my name again
i believe there are bugs about renames, try sending a gm a ticket about it, its obviously not offensive.