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Resolved: Name Change Indefinitely Pending

9fec744f
Active Member
Michael J Member Since: Sep 15, 2020
1 of 7

Issue solved. Originally, my name would never update to its current version. By getting into contact with a representative, this was resolved. See solution below.

m_terrazas
Community Guru
Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
2 of 7

Dart F wrote:

Over the past few weeks, I have tried repeatedly to change my name from Dart Filat to Michael Jones. Upwork took my name from my Gmail, which was not using my real name.

 

My name change is never processed.

 

This means I can't set up payment information, which means I can't get hired, which means I can't get a portfolio or resume or hired or accept recommendations.

 

I have done multiple requests and waited for weeks without confirmation or approval.

 

I would like a response to my request if that's possible. If not, I would appreciate elucidation on what the error is.

 

Thank you!


How is that? How is Upwork going to take your name from your gmail address?
The name that appears in the profile is the one you have written. So...

Edited because I didn't know Google could be used to sign up.
I hope they fix it soon Michael.

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
3 of 7

Maria T wrote:

. Upwork took my name from my Gmail,

How is that? How is Upwork going to take your name from your gmail address?
The name that appears in the profile is the one you have written. So...


No, not if he signed up using Google. If he signed up via Google, it auto-populates the details from Google.

m_terrazas
Community Guru
Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
4 of 7

Petra R wrote:

Maria T wrote:

. Upwork took my name from my Gmail,

How is that? How is Upwork going to take your name from your gmail address?
The name that appears in the profile is the one you have written. So...


No, not if he signed up using Google. If he signed up via Google, it auto-populates the details from Google.


I had no idea that you could sign up through Google. One thing is learned every day.

Thanks for the information Petra.

bstojadinovic
Moderator
Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
5 of 7

Hi Michael,

 

I apologize for the inconvenience this caused. It looks like your name change request is currently under review. Your request will be processed within 48 hours. Our team will reach out to you directly if then need any additional information. 

 

Thank you for your patience. 

~ Bojan
Upwork
9fec744f
Active Member
Michael J Member Since: Sep 15, 2020
6 of 7

Hi, Bojan.

 

It's been significantly longer than 48 hours, and my name remains unchanged. I have received no communication on this matter from Upwork, or anyone else.

 

Is it possible to make sure my request reaches the desk of the appropriate approval team?

 

Thanks!

 

-Michael

djondinium
Community Manager
Aleksandar D Community Manager Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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7 of 7

Hi Michael,

 

I'm sorry for the delay in getting your name changed. I followed up with the team and your name change has been approved. Let us know if you need further assistance with anything.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
Upwork

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