I have an old display name on StackOverflow from when I merged two accounts a few months back (user1131435). I glanced at my profile today for the first time in a while, and found, to my surprise, that this "recent" name was still listed under recent names.

Here is me in a box.

How long are recent names supposed to remain visible? I thought they were supposed to be there only 30 days.


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The recent names remain visible for 90 days.

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    If only I had waited three days before asking. Then I wouldn't have needed to ask!
    – user206222
    Apr 5, 2013 at 4:59