A big part of your online identity is your username. It is typically among the first things a potential follower or subscriber will see when they click on your profile. This is quite important on YouTube. However, if your YouTube name is not as attractive as you would like, you can change it.
The process is not as simple to change the name of your YouTube channel as it is to change your name on Facebook for example. But we have the tips for you. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Sign in to your YouTube account. Click the Sign In button in the top right of the YouTube homepage and input your relevant information.
Step 2: Click your thumbnail in the top right-hand corner, then select Settings. This will take you to your channel overview.
Step 3: Click on the Edit on Google link to change your YouTube name. Due to the integration of Google services, changing your name on YouTube means you also have to change it on Google+.
Step 4: When you click on the Edit on Google link, it takes you to your Google+ profile page. Using the on-screen boxes, change your First Name and Surname to whatever you want your channel to be called. If you want to keep your name intact, you can simply add a nickname, as well as a combination of both your original YouTube name and your nickname.
To choose the configuration, click the drop-down arrows by the Display my Name As option. When you choose from the available options listed, click Ok to finish.
That is all you need to do. From then on, all of your associated Google accounts will use your new name as their name. This includes your YouTube channel. Note that this guide refers to the name that appears when people visit your channel’s main page. If you want to change the URL of your page, it is also possible. You can also delete it and create a new URL for your page.