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Help! My Name Is Displayed Wrong In Gmail

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help, Quick Tips

Kathy Frost has an issue with her name displaying on her Gmail. She writes:  My name is correct in my account but when it is displayed to the recipient, it is spelled “Kathey” – How do I fix that problem? I need this Gmail account to match my Facebook and the website I’ll be setting up soon — I need it to be correct before my first book is published.


Assuming everything on you Gmail account is correct, there may be a quick answer.

Do you use any mobile devices to access your e-mail? If so, check the settings for your phone to see if your name might be misspelled there. If that’s not the issue, get back to me and I’ll try to look at some more options.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Help! My Name Is Displayed Wrong In Gmail”

  1. Carol says:

    Sign in to the Gmail account in question; Click the gear icon from your inbox screen, then select “Settings.”
    Click the “Accounts and Import” tab from the ensuing menu options. This section allows you to change personal settings, import emails from external clients and include additional email accounts.
    Click “Edit Info” for the email address listed next to the Send Mail As section.
    Type the display name you wish to use in the empty Name field. This is the name that all recipients see within their From field.
    Click “Save Changes” to apply your new Gmail display name. Changes take place immediately.

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