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Can I change my username?

asked 2015-10-07 13:53:12 -0500

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updated 2016-05-24 14:05:40 -0500

I used my real name when I registered my account, and now I wish I hadn't. Is there a way to change my username after I created my Wikipedia account?

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answered 2015-10-07 13:56:24 -0500

updated 2015-11-03 10:31:30 -0500

It is possible to request a change of username on Wikipedia. Straightforward changes can be done using Special:GlobalRenameRequest. If that doesn't work, follow the instructions for doing so here. Neither of these will completely remove connections between your real name and your username, as there will be a record of the change request.

If you have not used your account yet, or have only used it a little bit, then a better option is probably to simply abandon your original account and create a new one.

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