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How to change Skype name?

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Hi there,

 

I would like to know how to change my Skype name.  I created this account a long ago with a novelty name, and recently started using it after upgrading to broadband.  However, it's now causing confusion amongst friends on Skype, as the novelty name is in no way related to my real name.  They look at the name and wonder, who is this on my contact list, or who is this trying to add me as a contact?  I don't want to delete this account and have to create another one, as I have credit assigned to it.  Thanks.

 

Deborah

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There is no way to change your Skype name. Once created, it's forever. However, you can change your display name, i.e. your Full Name.

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Thanks ruwin! How do I change my display name so that it shows as "Firstname Lastname" on people's contact lists rather than "hazeydawn"? I may be overlooking the obvious, but I can't see a 'change display name' option anywhere under profile editing options. Thanks again.

Deborah
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There is no way to change your Skype name. Once created, it's forever. However, you can change your display name, i.e. your Full Name.

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Thanks ruwin! How do I change my display name so that it shows as "Firstname Lastname" on people's contact lists rather than "hazeydawn"? I may be overlooking the obvious, but I can't see a 'change display name' option anywhere under profile editing options. Thanks again.

Deborah
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If you are on Windows, then your display name is your Full name, which you should see in Profile next to your profile picture. Right now I can see that you have entered there Deborah B[****].

 

 

 

Name annotated to maintain confidentiality.

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