I created a Stack Overflow account using my Gmail account. I would now like to change the username. Is this possible? If so, how?

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    Ask @welbog, I mean, @welboug, wait, I mean @susan. Rats, I mean @www.biglaser.net.
    – tvanfosson
    Oct 13, 2009 at 21:54
  • Hey you forgot "welbo_g"!
    – Troggy
    Oct 13, 2009 at 22:33
  • @Troggy: shut the welbog up! The first rule about welb_g, you don't talk about welb_g
    – perbert
    Oct 13, 2009 at 22:36
  • No, you only have to censor the british version. Welbo_g. ;)
    – Troggy
    Oct 13, 2009 at 22:37
  • There was another "susan ...something..." in there, too, but it was too long to remember.
    – tvanfosson
    Oct 13, 2009 at 22:49
  • That'd be Susan Papadismgaogenabhieanae.
    – Pops
    Sep 27, 2012 at 19:41
  • Please help! I don't know how to change my network username (global name). I've change the name on the sites, but the global name remains the same.
    – Quidam
    Feb 2, 2018 at 9:51

3 Answers 3

  • Click on your name in the top right
  • Click on the tab "Edit Profile & Settings"
  • Edit "Display name" field
  • Complete your profile and earn an autobiographer badge in the process.

I am leaving this here since I actually went through the effort of answering the question


Click on your username at the top of the page. Just to the left of the gray user-information area, you will see a link to 'edit'. There you can change your username.


The details in the UI may have changed a bit since the previous answers were posted, but they're still mostly right.

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  • Thank you! I swear when I clicked my user name (several times) only a popup window appeared with my activity/privileges/log out thing. It was about 30 minutes ago. But now it is working differently, opens my profile page.
    – nagylzs
    Sep 27, 2012 at 19:57
  • Man you're old. Or young. Is that big Endian or small Endian?
    – Ben Brocka
    Sep 27, 2012 at 19:58