Wow, timethief, could you possibly be more rude and condescending? Putting "friend" in scare quotes? "Jumping to conclusions," "accepting reality." Really? Who do you think you're talking to, a five year old? I asked a perfectly reasonable question and instead of actually reading what I wrote, you jump to your own conclusions. How about if we start over.
Yes, amazing as it sounds, I have a friend who doesn't have a WordPress account so she asked me -- because I do -- to see if there's anything she can do, so I thought of the forums. Big Brother? Uh, no, cyber squatting is illegal in many states now, that's why I asked if WP has a policy about this. And what I asked was about a "reserved" name, not one that had ever existed as a blog. And yes, this friend of mine has reason to wonder whether someone has done something to keep her from using that name. People have a whole range of experiences you may never have experienced.
I will definitely use the contact info and will be sure to mention your very strange comments as well.