It’s been announced that 31st July is the deadline for reserving your Guild Wars names for Guild Wars 2 – so if you haven’t already, link accounts to Guild Wars 2 and login to Guild Wars to be classed as an active player!
If you’re a Guild Wars player who wants to use your character names in Guild Wars 2, now is the time to stake your claim. It’s easy—all you have to do is log in to your Guild Wars account to reserve all your character names. But don’t delay—the deadline for name reservation is July 31.
We’re building our Guild Wars 2 name reservation list on July 31. We’re only reserving character names from active Guild Wars accounts, which is why you’ll need to log in at least once before we build the list in order to be considered an active Guild Wars player.
However, as we mentioned in a previous blog post, your Guild Wars character names will not be reserved indefinitely. You must create a Guild Wars 2 character with the same name as your Guild Wars character during the Headstart Access period or on launch day. Shortly after launch, we’ll free up all the unclaimed names for new Guild Wars 2 players to use.
Don’t wait! Log in to your original Guild Wars account and reserve your character names today!
Source: Reserve Your Guild Wars Character Name for Guild Wars 2 by July 31 – ArenaNet blog post