Reserved Name

I'm thinking about xfering this toon to Arthas (Horde) to play with my brother over there and was looking for a new name. I thought of a name that I wanted, but it's being held by a level 1. What's the deal with that? Is there a way to force a "release" for an active character?
55 Pandaren Monk

Put in a ticket and ask.
100 Blood Elf Death Knight
Please open a ticket. A member of the Game Master staff will investigate for potential release of the name.
100 Draenei Shaman
You can petition a GM, and see if the name can be freed.

There is a bunch of things that can prevent it, if the persons account is active, etc..

Most you can do, is put in the ticket, and cross your fingers.
Thanks for the quick response. Will do.
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