To rename remote, use command
git remote rename
git remote rename command takes two arguments:
Get existing remote name
git remote # origin
Check existing remote with URL
git remote -v # origin https://github.com/username/repo.git (fetch) # origin https://github.com/usernam/repo.git (push)
git remote rename origin destination # Change remote name from 'origin' to 'destination'
Verify new name
git remote -v # destination https://github.com/username/repo.git (fetch) # destination https://github.com/usernam/repo.git (push)
=== Posible Errors ===
Could not rename config section 'remote.[old name]' to 'remote.[new name]'
This error means that the remote you tried the old remote name (origin) doesn't exist.
Remote [new name] already exists.
Error message is self explanatory.