Draco Burnzsaid: Bajoonsaid: There really isn't any way around that. There are reasons why a name cannot be taken:
• The name is being used by another player • The name is still reserved to another player • The name is offensive or deemed inappropriate • The name has been removed from circulation by Jagex • The name is associated with an account involved in serious rule breaking • The name is already an exact match to your current character name (changing letter cases in the same name is possible)
There's potential that it can be released by a name clean-up, but it's unlikely if it was a name removed from circulation by Jagex, or in current use.
Sums it up quite well IMO. Sure it sums things up quite well, but it does in no way answer the question asked.