How do I change my name on my account?

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I got married and need to change my name from Gerhard to Iyengar (that's spelled with an i). Also, I've been listed as Ms. Gerhard and friends since I sponsored my first child in high school, but for a long time now it has just been me.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Name Change.

I got married, and I need to have the name on my account changed. I need the last name to be changed from Bohn to Schouten.
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Hi Chelsea! Congratulations on your recent marriage! I changed your last name to Schouten this morning for you :).
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Hi I also need to change the preferred name in our account, from "Friends" to "Ginikanan". thanks. :)
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Hi Mark! Do you have your sponsor number available? I'm not able to find an account with your email address.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled New name.

I got married this summer and need to change my last name. Can you help me please?
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Hi Joy! We can absolutely help you change your name :). What do we need to change your name to?
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Hi there! I got married and need to change my name and add my husband as well- can I have my profile updated from Brianne Beck to Drew and Brianne Curtis?
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Hi Brianne! Congratulations on marrying Drew recently :). I've changed the name on your account do Drew and Brianne Curtis today!
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Jamie Todd

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Hello! I, too, need my name changed from Wilson to Todd. Could you please do this for me?
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Hi Jamie! I was able to change your name on your account today. I love your profile picture here :)!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Name Change.

Hello! Can someone change my name on my account from "Samantha Sonier" to "Samantha Yoder"? Thank you!
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Hi Samantha! I took care of changing your last name to Yoder this afternoon :)!
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Samantha

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Thank you!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do i change my name on my account?.

I started to sponsor with the youth group. But for the last years i have been sponsoring her all on my own. The youth group is not longer. Can my name change on the account from Amplified youth Ministries to Sarah Crumb?
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Hi Sarah! For tax reasons, we aren't able to simply change the name on an account, but we can create a new account for you in your name and transfer your child over to the new account. If you'd like to do that, please let me know and send us an email with your personal contact information if it is different than what is on the account under the youth group :).
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I need to add my fiance to the sponsorship. We'll be married before too long. His name is Brian Fournier.

Thank you.
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Hi Sonia! Congratulations on your upcoming marriage to Brian :). I've added his name to your account today!
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Sonia Ewers

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Thank you! :)
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Leila Nagatani

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I change my last name on my account?.

I recently changed my last name back to my maiden name and would like to know what I need to do to change my name on my account.
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Hi Leila! I am happy to change the name on your account. What do we need to change it to? Currently, we have Leila Gibson on your account. Are you wanting it to be Leila Nagatani?
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Yes, please change it to Leila Nagatani.  Thank you!
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Leila, as you requested, I have changed the name on your account to Leila Nagatani. 
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Leila Nagatani

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Thank you!
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Ashlynn Casey

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I need to change my name from Lambert to Casey.
Thank you!
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Ashlynn Casey

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I need to change my name from Lambert to Casey.
Thank you!
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Hi Ashlynn! I took care of updating your name this morning, and by your profile photo it looks like some congratulations are in order for your marriage? God bless you and your husband :)!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Account Name Change.

Can I change our account name from James A Newby to The Newby Family instead? Our sponsor number is 01118781. Thanks!
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Hi Karen! I took care of updating this for you today :).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I add my Husband to my account?.

My husband and I recently sat down to start sponsoring a child together, but through the process we never saw a place to include his information in addition to mine. Is it possible to add his name "Kevin Sanders" to the account as well? 
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Hi there! I'd be happy to add your husband's name to your account. How would you like it to be listed - Kevin and Meg Sanders? 
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Yes, that would be great! Thank you!
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Susan

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kmsanders, done and done. I just added your husbands name. 
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I need the name changed on my account to just Nicole Masker. Thank you!
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Hi Nicole! Regrettably, I am not able to remove a name from an account for tax reasons, so I cannot simply change the name on your current account. I can either leave it the way it is, or we can create a new account for you with the name Nicole Masker, moving your child over to the new account. If you'd like me to do that, please let me know!
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Okay, well would anything else change by creating a new account? For example, would I still have access to previous letters from my child, etc.?
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Nicole, good questions! Although you are the same person, transferring your sponsorship to a new account under just your name looks like a new sponsorship in our system and sometimes generates introduction letter stationary. This can create a little bit of confusion for the child on who is sponsoring them. In this case, I normally recommend writing to your child and just explaining the change. You do not have to go into detail but just say that you are the same person who was sponsoring him before. Regrettably, you would also no longer have access to previous letters and donation history on your account because it would be a new account. Other than that everything would just continue as it has been. Please let us know how you would like to proceed. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add my Husband.

Can you please add my husband Conner Cannon to my account?
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The Tree, I am happy to help! I just added your husband's name to your account. Please let us know if we can further assist you. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need to change my last name.

I got married last June and cannot seem to figure out how to change it on my profile. Why do we not have that access?
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Hi there, I sponsored a child along with a co-worker and would like to change the name on my account.  The payment information will stay the same.  Can you update my account to read Adrienne Scrima & Jeanine Lindhorst? The salutation can be Adrienne & Jeanine.  Thanks for your assistance.
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Jeanine, is it Ofelia in Guatemala who you are sponsoring? If so, I can get the name on your account changed right away!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How can I change my last name on my account? It should be changed from Troyer to ....

Hi! I got married last March, and I just noticed my last name never got changed. How can I change my last name on my account? I have not been able to figure it out. It should be changed from Troyer to Kment.
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Bethany, congratulations on your recent marriage! As you requested, I have updated your name from Troyer to Kment. Thank you so much for notifying us of this change!
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Hi, I got married last Aug. I have been struggle to change my last name- I need to change it from Williams to Wilson. Thank you. 
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Hi Samii, congratulations on your new marriage! :)

I have updated your last name on your account for you, as requested! Please let us know if at any point you would also like to add your husband to the account and we will be happy to do that as well. 

Have a blessed day! 
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Can you please change my First name to Lauren. It was entered as Lavren.
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Hi Lauren, 

I am so sorry for our error! I have that all fixed for you! Have a blessed afternoon! :)
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Hi, I recently got married, can you please change my name? Please update it to "Abi Schmeeckle"

Thank you!!
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Hi Abi! Congratulations on your new marriage! I would be happy to update your last name for you. Regrettably, I am not able to locate your account using your email address. Can you please provide me your name as it appears on the account currently, as well as your zip code? Thank you so much! 
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Hello! My husband & I started sponsoring while we were still dating, so the name on our account is "David Burnett & Sarah Kinnett" but we're married now & I was hoping we could get help updating the name accordingly. We'd like it listed as "David Alan & Sarah Burnett" if possible. Please help?
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Hi David Alan & Sarah! I have updated the names on your account. Thanks for updating us on these details! :) 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Wrong name.

My Church name shows instead of mine, how do I get that changed
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Hi Angela! I am so sorry for the confusion with your name not showing correctly on your account. We can certainly take care of correcting this for you! What is the name that is supposed to be on the account? Is the rest of your information correct on the account, or do I need to update an address, email, or phone as well? If any of that needs to be updated, please email me at socialmedia@compassion.com with the correct information. Otherwise, you can just reply here with the name that we need to have on the account instead of the church name.
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Good Morning, all the other information is correct, just the account name and that should be Angela Maynard.

Thanks for fixing this issue.

Angela
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Hi Angela, 
I have updated your name on your account, as requested. Thanks for bringing this to our attention! Have a blessed day!  
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Changing Patrons on Account.

I am on a two person team sponsoring a child. One of the gals is leaving and I am replacing her with my boyfriend. Can we get the account changed to Hayley Bogue (main) and Ty Jones?
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Hi Hayley! Regrettably, we are not able to remove a sponsor name and replace it with another for tax reasons. We would need to create a completely new account and transfer the child over to that account. Also, I am not able to find an account under your name. Do you know the sponsor number?
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I have requested a name change twice now with no success. I have a new last name due to marriage, so I would like the name on my account changed from Laura Parker to Laura Sturdevant. 

Thanks so much! 
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Laura, as you requested, I have updated your name on your sponsorship account to Laura Sturdevant. I sincerely apologize that this was not done before when you had asked. You should not have to contact us three times to get this done and I am so sorry you had to this time. I do not have any record that you had even contacted us so I am not sure what happened. Please rest assured that this has been taken care of for you today. 
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Thank you so much!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Update Account Name.

I am wondering if I can add a name to my account I jointly sponsor a child. Right now it is listed under Hope Villiard, but I am wondering if I can add Nicholas Guzzo as well. 
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Hi Hope! As you requested, I have added Nicholas Guzzo's name to your sponsorship for you. God bless!

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