How can I change the name on my Hotmail account?

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I have a problem with my Hotmail account. When I send e-mail to other people my name appears normally. However, when they add me to their contacts or when I use my e-mail in a service like Google+, a different name appears, one that I apparently put in for fun and is a strange nickname.

I can’t figure out how to change that name! When I go to Hotmail’s preferences the only thing I can change is the normal name which appears on the website and on my e-mails, however no option to change the other name. I have no idea what it is or how to change it, please help!

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  1. Rayon Blend
    October 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    log-in your old username and password , look under accounts . you should see your old username -on the right side that say edit to change your username. you should be set .

  2. Edwin Williams
    October 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I think if you want to change how people see you, you would have to change the name of your email...which means getting a completely new hotmail account.

  3. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Try sending a mail to yourself and see if this actually is the case.