Community Newcomer
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎25-03-2013
changing my name

I would like to change my name as I have recently got married, but do I need to?

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Community Member
Posts: 39,377
Registered: ‎19-01-2003
in reply to sianylloyd81

 you can got to my ebay>> personal details>> edit


 paypal is a bit more complicated


You can submit a request to change the name on your Personal/ Premier PayPal account for a typographical error or a legal name change (marriage, divorce, legal). We’re unable to change the name on a PayPal account to a different person's name.

Here’s how to change the name on your account:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click Profile near the top of the page.
  3. In the 'Name' section, click Change.
  4. Select the type of change you would like to make and click Continue.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Depending on the type of change you want to make, you may need to provide some or all of the following documents by uploading or faxing them to us:

  • A copy of a valid photo identification showing your new name (a driving licence, a passport, or any other government-issued photo identification)
  • A copy of a court-issued document showing your new name (for example, a marriage certificate or marriage license, a divorce decree, or a deed poll)
  • A copy of a recent statement for the bank account, credit card, or debit card that is listed on your PayPal account, or a recent utility bill, showing your new name and address exactly as they should appear on your PayPal account
  • An email (from the primary email address you've registered with us) clearly stating that you would like to change the name on your account.

Please note: We don’t accept files that are sent as email attachments. If you email us attachments, we'll still require you to upload or fax your documents.

Here’s how you upload your documents:

  1. Click Upload Files.
  2. Browse for the file(s) you want to upload and click Attach this File.
  3. Click Send Files to PayPal.

Community Newcomer
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎14-04-2016
in reply to sianylloyd81


To change your name in ebay account you have to simply follow these steps:-

  • Go to My eBay > Account
  • Click Personal Information.
  • Click the Edit (B on the image below) link next to the information you want to update.

I followed these steps and I was successful. But I also wanted to change my name on my PayPal account. Which was somehat complicated. But I collected the steps online and then tried and my mission was successful. For your knowledge I am sharing these steps also which may be helpful to you: 

  • Log in to your account.
  • Click the Settings icon at the top of the page.
  • On your ‘Summary’ page > next to your name, click Edit.
  • On the ‘Name Change’ page > select the type and click Continue.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.




Community Member
Posts: 15,064
Registered: ‎29-11-2011
in reply to sianylloyd81

there is no need to change your name