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Name changing? :? 

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1,959 deviants said Awesome..though no one will recognise you anymore...
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1,646 deviants said Don't care...
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1,015 deviants said Awesome! I hated my old username! :la:
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813 deviants said Its stupid :stare:

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:iconscarlettshadow257:
ScarlettShadow257 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
I changed my old name, from "TheAndromedaRose" to "ShirubaAndromedaRose" and back to "TheAndromedaRose257" -- personally, I HATE the latter name :(  and want to go back to my original name sooooo badly :'(
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ScarlettShadow257 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
(I didn't change it again :P I'm posting using my other account)
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:iconfakerfakerluvpower:
FakerFakerLuvPower Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't care because I don't have a premium membership. And I've noticed that every time I go away, stuff happens and I don't know about it!! I was in D.C. when this happened!
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GhostWinchester Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
shit... I changed my account before.... Now I can start from the beginning >///<
But I could use my old account again and delete this one... what do you think?
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CircuitsandWires Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I wish they did this before I made this account ;w;
I think its cool since I remember people art styles and such
and If I forget who someone is I can just click there profile ad bam cool lookin' art!
I if I had a subscription I'd change the name for my other account.
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:iconedluvwin:
EdLuvWin Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I want to change my name so badly (I was suuuuuuch a weeaboo when I made this account...DX), but I need a dumb premium membership...

I don't think it matters too much with the whole "people won't recognize you", because it tells your watchers that you changed your name. I've gotten two notifications about that already and I remember them.
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gaarasbabe2000 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Writer
but only because it's with a premium account...or so I heard...
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SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's okay, I know some people really hate their username--but it's sooooo confusing cause I don't know who anyone is anymore e_e
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ronri Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I already changed accounts, but I have many reasons for doing so. Not just the username but it's to do with certain works and a new direction I wanted to take for my art.

I think it's good to change usernames only if you feel like there's a true need for you to market yourself under a different name while maintaining your old works. If you find that it's not really essential for you, then I think there's no reason why you should unless you really want to.
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Erikku-Kun Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't mind it really. Though I know a lot of people don't seem to like it. But I know a lot of people hated their old user name XD
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Savaliste Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
A lot of people are b*tching about it being confusing and not finding their friends..

A lot of mine changed and I can still figure it all out so I dunno why others can't :shrug:

I think it's a great change for DA ;)
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Caffinated-Cossack Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine is spelled wrong... So it would be fine by me.
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Cupcakegirl43 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wanna change mine... Tip to everyone... Never let your little sibling make you an account ;w;
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SamuraiSammich Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kind of want to change mine, but I don't have a premium membership.
i used to think samurai people were cool okay sssh.
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:iconfullelven:
FullElven Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'd say no one would recognize me, but no one knows me anyway.
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:iconanti-tanx:
anti-tanX Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I'm iffy on them at the moment because I think I will immediately forget who the name-changed person is.

The only way to avoid this is if I check their art before deleting the name-change notice, but I still have to find out whether the artist stack for that person is updated with the new name as well.
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Owen-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
It's stupid that a subscription is required to do it
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Me-is-kohaku Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
If you don't like it anymore then of course you should change it.
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smcandy Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since I’ve been saying for a while since who fad with the user names I might as well say it again out of personal opinion and nothing more.

I think users are better off not bothering with this so called :new: feature, there are plenty of sites that can allow one to change their user name. I think youtube is another. It’s not really a special feature changing ones user name is nothing new to many of us today. I rather keep one of the same usernames because it would be too bothersome and confusing if had to made user name alias and what not. Stick what works for you that’s what I suggest.

But if people wanna change them let them, who am I to stop you or anyone else.
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jeremiah222 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I find it odd that three people on my watch list are all changing or thinking of changing their names just this week. Is there something I'm missing? Is it name changing month?
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Toxic-Fox-Girl Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student
It's an alright idea, I guess. :paranoid: Even though you don't know who's who sometimes...
But everyone seems to be making a big deal out of it at the moment. :nuu:
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gejj Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have absoulutly no clue who anyone is anymore
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MiladyDuchess Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really care. I think it's good for people who are sick of the names they picked in the beginning, I'm just pretty neutral to it. It's great to have the option now though!
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Tsuki-Nii Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it's a good idea. Even if an artist you've watched changes their username, they will still be on your deviant watch list, so you can search for them or just write down their new name when you get the notification.
I really don't like my username, I just used it to test out DeviantArt before I began really using it. I'm there are others who have done the same thing. I'd love to change it if I could.
Although, it'd be better in my opinion if there was just a straight fee for changing the username without requiring a premium membership. Those things are really hard to get and many people don't have the money to do so.
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Trixafena2 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used it to change my t to T. It always bothered me xD
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popcorncomics Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
If it's a name that's really bothering the owner, then sure, they can change... but... I swear, I've got 50 notifications of people changing their names and most of them are even worse than the ones they picked out first.
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CassandraChatwin Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreeable. I have five notifications to people changing their usernames to things like 'uhhidontknow'. :|
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cocoawolf29 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish they let people change their names in other places. Youtube for example was a name that was more of a phase for me. Still love spidermanandsnape, but I would rather it be something more like me
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know a lot of people will disagree, but I HATE it. Even though we get notifications, I'll never remember who is who! I know people by their usernames like I would know a person in real life, so if someone changes their name after I've known them for like a year I'll be incredibly confused. It's just plain annoying.
I mean, when you join a website you have to think of a username you'll be happy with and never want to change because it's PERMANENT FOR GOSH SAKES.

Sorry for the rant, I just came across like 7 messages about username changes and it's freaking frustrating. So I just had to blow off steam.
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:iconlexcorp213:
LexCorp213 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Its stupid :stare:
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MusicForTheDeaf Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't like it >_>
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torrto Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I think it's sorta not cool =/ I recognize only my super favorite artists and people I watch for a while already.
Well, I do understand people got bored and even annoyed by their old DA names, but... i'm really confused now who is who -_-
dunno, maybe i'll get used to it someday.
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CsThRuH2O Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Its stupid :stare:
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EmbodimentOfSin20 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
If I could, I'd change my username. It's based off a series I was writing that I now can't stand to think back on, it's so cheesy. >.<
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fuegokid Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Is good with some people, I can see why they don't want the name they made like...6 years ago, but it's REALLY annoying as I don't know half the url's anymore. I can't find people.
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geverglade-280 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I can't even recognise half of my watchlist now... :sniff:
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Mage0fDo0m Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand why everyone keeps saying that no one will recognize you. It's not like you lose your followers in anyway and plus, they get a message telling them that you changed your name to something else. It's not very hard to look at those messages to find out who has changed their name and to what. And if you haven't memorized the names yet, you can go to that person's page and remind yourself WITH THEIR ART. All artists have their own unique style and you follow them because you like said styles. You'll know who they are no matter what.

I really like that they gave this new feature. It's a chance for artists to redeem themselves from some of the horrible names we chose when we first started out. Over time, those usernames have become an embarrassment to tell people and spread the word about yourself. Now that we can change our usernames, it gives us sort of a new confidence and begin to make a better name for ourselves.

But you know, that's just my opinion.
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Ramavatarama Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I... I actually rarely call people by their usernames in my head, I call you for instance "The blue and purple girl with the cool tuts"
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JustLynnWeav Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a joke at first. :lol: but only premium members can do it, so yea what a joke just to pay for changing your name.
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Ruined-Dreams Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no one will reconize you. But I changed mine.
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:iconwarriornun:
WarriorNun Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kinda like my current username
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Poprocks311 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its awesome except only premium members can do it, so it sucks to be everyone else (aka me)
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RosalindeDreams Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like mine... mind you it is my fifteenth. Mainly cause I kept making really REALLY bad art and getting better and hating what I'd done previously. Now I just admit that I was kinda bad and that I'm working on getting better.
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Kingdom-of-Zarania Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It would have been awesome 3 months ago when I decided I hated my art account's name, deleted it and started fresh on a whole new one >.<

Oh well, I guess it is nice that people now have options in that regard.
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Rugissement Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like my name


But I'm getting confused and I don't know whose art to look out for anymore :C
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introvertedHermit Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like my name.
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theMadFurball Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I quite like my name. lol
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SkairaKaze Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the name that i want to use on DA (Skaira) was already taken by a girl who does nothing -.-''' (i hate her)
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MirkwoodElf Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's nice that DA informs your friends/followers that you've changed your name.

I sincerely with they'd allow the option for the general membership, though. I like my current username, but I'd change it if I could.
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DestatiDreamXIII Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool especially for deviants who've been here for a while and don't like their old username anymore. But.....I don't know, I just think people should've picked a name they liked in the first place when they joined :shrug:
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