MySQL database name requirements

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Is there a requirement that database names in MySQL have to be prefixed with the username? I tried to go into PHPMyAdmin and change this, but it appears the username prefix is automatic. Is this true and/or can it be changed?
Thanks much.
Hello rosanneh,

Thank you for your question on database prefixes. Yes, this is a requirement of the cPanel software. This is due to the shared hosting platform. With many users on the server, the possibility of two or more people having a database with the same name if high. By prefixing it with the unique username, this eliminates that possibility.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M