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if i want to chat i don't want to use my real name how can i change it?
- ~ * bee * ~Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
if you're after quick fix..
login to Yahoo! Messenger
click on Messenger
select My Contact Details
at the top is Name:
there are 3 fields that you need to complete to stop Yahoo! Messenger accessing the default Details stored in your Yahoo! Account information, these are...
put your ID in your First and Last Name fields in your My Contact Details
eg in mine i have
first name: bourbon
last name: bee
ID: bourbon bee
take a little care if you remove the first and last name fields from you My Contact details, we've found that doing so can cause the information to be extracted from your Account Information.
e.g if under My Contact Details if you fill in first name but don't fill in your last, you may find your last name is extracted from your Account details by default in most cases
first name: Jack
last name: Jones
My Contact details
first name: JJ
last name: [not filled out]
your requests may go out with your yahoo ID but your contact details may read as JJ (from your My Contact Details) Jones (from your Account Details)
we have an article at http://www.wackyb.co.nz/Yahoo!_Messenger_version_8... if you want some more information then also check out our article http://www.wackyb.co.nz/Yahoo!_First_and_Last_Name... regarding our experience and findings.
the only sure fire way to kill it off completely is too edit your account information (the form you filled out when you signed up for your yahoo id)
1.Ignore the first instance of your Names, scroll down the page until you see Address / Contact Information, click Edit...
2. now at the top of the page should be Your Name, edit both fields
3. hit Finished, if prompted, then confirm your password, you will be redirected back to your Yahoo! Account Information page where you can see the changes, if you're happy with the results, click Finish again, then exit out of your browser and log back into Yahoo! Messenger.Source(s): http://www.wackyb.co.nz/Yahoo!_Messenger_version_8... http://www.wackyb.co.nz/Yahoo!_First_and_Last_Name...