Has this happened to anyone else?
I moved a character from another realm and faction and got the name I wanted. Logged in and played a bit and all is well.
On next log in the character is flagged for a name change and I cant just put the name back in as it says it is unavailable so had to change name to something else
I then created a lv1 with the name I chose just to save it so I wouldn't lose it.
Would blizz restore it or do I have to pay for a name change?
They should be able to restore it. My guild just recently did a server and faction transfer. more then 50% of our raid team got that exact flag. Anyone that opened a ticket got their name back. That is assuming the name isnt legitimately against the rules.