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As the activity piles up over the past 1+ years I'm starting to view it as a potential resume building thing and wishing I had used my real name.

Any issues (and is it possible) to switch it?

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Possible issues, non-technical: Is it bad to use your “real name” as your user name? –  Arjan Apr 12 '12 at 21:35
    
I guess I'm thinking my name is unique enough that i feel like people i've known over the years might recognize me and say "hi" as opposed to the arbitrary name i was using before... –  Aaron Anodide Apr 12 '12 at 21:38

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Yes it would be OK. You account is tied to your id not your name.

When any question/answer of yours is viewed the name will update.

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You just have to change your user name in your profile and you're done.

It might be confusing if you change your user name all the time, but even trusted users don't care.

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yea, i'll just do it once, and i surely don't think i'm so important as to cause an upheaval :) –  Aaron Anodide Apr 12 '12 at 21:09
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Name changes are rate limited - to once per 30 days for this very reason –  ChrisF Apr 12 '12 at 21:09

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