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How do I change my username?

asked 2017-07-20 08:45:30 -0600

updated 2017-07-26 13:43:19 -0600

I don't like the username that I signed up with. How can I change it to something I like more? Will this delete the old username? how to change my name

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answered 2017-07-20 09:08:54 -0600

updated 2017-11-17 17:07:30 -0600

Users can change their username as long as the prospective username is available and doesn’t violate username guidelines. You cannot give yourself a username that is misleading, disruptive, confusing, or that gives off the impression that multiple people are using the account. It’s generally recommended that you avoid using your real name, especially if you edit in controversial areas. Examples of usernames you cannot choose are things like “IamChrisPratt”, “EnglishClassFall”, or “WikipediaEmployee”.

You can make a straightforward username request at Special:GlobalRenameRequest.

If your account is brand new, you can abandon this account and create a new one. The requirement for this is that the old account must be completely abandoned – you cannot sign into it again to edit or otherwise participate on Wikipedia.

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