Why Is There a Limit to How Many Times You Change Your Name on Google?

by Jacob Andrew

Google limits name changes for security and transparency. With the integration of YouTube, specifically, the company has moved to limit commentary to only those with valid Google Plus accounts. Full names also help with security and administration.

Google and Name Changes

Google has a relatively broad policy on the type of name you can have, as of this publishing. It reserves the right to terminate accounts that appear to use a fake name; however, the company seems to recognize the need for changing a name, such as through a marriage or by adding a nickname. To limit abuse of the name changing option, Google allows only three total name changes in a year for Google Plus accounts.

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About the Author

Jacob Andrew previously worked as an A+ and CCNA-certified technology specialist. After receiving his BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2012, he turned his focus towards writing about travel, politics and current technology.

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