Changing house and/or name

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Iverian Gnash
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Changing house and/or name

Post by Iverian Gnash »

Are you able to change your house? If so, how would you do that? Also, are you able to change your name?
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Prof. Will Lestrange
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Re: Changing house and/or name

Post by Prof. Will Lestrange »

The process for changing your house is known as "Squibbing" and is detailed in the "Squibs" subsection of the HOL handbook (which can be found under the "Houses" section).

The procedure involves spending 5 school months with a special status, "Squib", which means you're not affiliated with a house. After being active for at least one term (the 5 school months) with that status and earning at least one quill, the "Squib" can then choose to join a house, with the approval of that house's Head. (You also need to have been active for a term and earned a quill in your original house before you're eligible to Squib, and there are different rules for people who Squib multiple times - but that's also detailed in the "Squibs" subsection).

For changing your name, you would need to talk to the Head Office with your proposed new name and your reason for changing names (e.g. if you accidentally used your full RL name as your HOL name when signing up).
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Bethany Freeman
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Re: Changing house and/or name

Post by Bethany Freeman »

What if when you have talked to your head of house about accidentally putting your full RL name and they haven't given any sort of reply, who else could you contact?
Arianna Stonewater
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Re: Changing house and/or name

Post by Arianna Stonewater »

Bethany Freeman wrote: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:38 pm What if when you have talked to your head of house about accidentally putting your full RL name and they haven't given any sort of reply, who else could you contact?
You need to talk to the Head Office, which is different than your head of house. You can find their contact info here under the "Hogwarts Staff" tab
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Prof. Sky Alton
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Re: Changing house and/or name

Post by Prof. Sky Alton »

Arianna is right but in addition, the Privacy Policy also says
Should you do so accidentally (sign up with your real name), please send an email to headoffice@hol.org.uk to have your HOL name changed.
Emailing the HO is far more effective than sending them all personal messages.
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