Gmail - changing account name

  justjill 15:39 22 Apr 2005


Does anyone know if you can change your Gmail account name? It seems to be possible; if you log in and click 'settings' and the 'account settings' there is an option on the left to edit your name. However, when you do this and save the changes, it doesn't actually change anything; if you log out and log back in again, the account still has the original account name.

Is this just a bug that hasn't been ironed out yet? There is no mention of it in Gmail help and I can't find any up to date information by searching the web.

Thanks in advance,

  Klof Ron 17:23 22 Apr 2005

Why not just open another account, send an invite to yourself or e-mail me on the yellow envelope and I will send one to you.

  justjill 17:44 22 Apr 2005


The reason I don't want to do that is because I want to keep the email address. What happened was: my husband got a gmail address for our son with our son's name but he filled in the details with his own name, so if our son sends an email via webmail it appears to have come from his Dad.

Thanks for the invite, though :)


  g0nvs 20:53 22 Apr 2005

GMail won't let you change account details, tried myself.

  ton 22:53 22 Apr 2005

You could open another and have two (or more).

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