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What's up with my name?


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I noticed today while installing Word and Adium, that my Mac is defaulting to my wife's name instead of mine. I'm not sure if I accidentally typed in her name instead of mine... but how do I change this? I checked user account in system preferences and it lists my name and not her's. What's going on?

Don't know what I'm supposed to say, but I keep speaking these words anyway.
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Were you logged into your account or hers when installing Word and Adium? Sounds like you may have been logged into hers at the time.

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No there is only my account and the guest account on here. I haven't made one for her yet.

Don't know what I'm supposed to say, but I keep speaking these words anyway.
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Then how did the computer get her name?
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Then how did the computer get her name?
That's why I made this post! lol

I searched around preferences to try and find her name so that I can change it, but I can't find it anywhere. When I logged into Adium for the first time, it set my name to my wife's name as default and when I installed Microsoft Office, it defaulted her name as well in the registration. It's got to be set somewhere and I probably did it without thinking about it. I just need to figure out how to change it.

Don't know what I'm supposed to say, but I keep speaking these words anyway.
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The very first time you booted the machine up and went through registration, in who's name did you register it?

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Well I would like to say my own name. I guess I don't remember exactly. Isn't there a way to change it? I don't see why I would have used her name... but it's the only thing I can come up with.

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Go into System Preferences and select Accounts. Whose name is displayed in the Full Name field?

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My name is listed in "Full Name." I don't get it.

Don't know what I'm supposed to say, but I keep speaking these words anyway.
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Did you use a joint iTunes account to register your computer at startup? Maybe that is why it is in her name... (her name was connected to that account)?
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Nope, my own iTunes account. Any more ideas?

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First, what do you mean "my Mac is defaulting to my wife's name instead of mine."? Do you mean that when you fill out a name form it suggests your wife's name?

Second, check your contacts in address book (in the application folder).
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First, what do you mean "my Mac is defaulting to my wife's name instead of mine."? Do you mean that when you fill out a name form it suggests your wife's name?

Second, check your contacts in address book (in the application folder).

He may be on to something , go to

sys pref / accounts / password and click " address book card " open ....whats in there ?

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Aha! It shows my picture, but my wife's name and phone number. Why is this?

Don't know what I'm supposed to say, but I keep speaking these words anyway.
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It may have happened when / if you imported your contacts from another computer or your phone . Perhaps you had your wife in there and you share an address / home phone #...

Anyway there you go ! And thank The Helpful One for the idea !

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