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what are the steps for changing the personal name on a Kindle?

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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

               Recently, I purchased a Kindle and gave it to a friend of mine as an early Christmas present.  For review of the actual one given, it is located at the following link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU0NSCU/ref=fs_jw  At any rate, when she set it up last night, it now has my name, George's Kindle, instead of her own.  With that said, could someone provide step by step instructions or a link outlining how to change it to her name?  I am speculating this is something that happened by default seeing that I purchased the Kindle myself and have an account with Amazon.  But, I am unsure on that part of it.  

                 If someone could provide some guidance or direction on resolving this issue, it will be greatly appreciated.  My friend says that she does not mind my name being on it instead of her own.  Seeing that it is her Christmas present, I would feel better about it if her name was on it though.  

                  In closing, I look forward to hearing from everyone regarding this question.  Thanks so much in advance for any help given.

                   George
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1. Go to http://amazon.com/myk and log in
2. In the middle left click on "Manage Your Devices" under Your Kindle Account
3. You'll see your devices with a little "Edit" next to the name of each. Click on that to change the name.
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Forgot to mention, that your friend may want it on her Amazon account.

You can deregister Kindle by either clicking on deregister link on “Manage Your Kindle” webpage at Amazon or from the device itself:
1. from the home screen, press “Menu”, select “Settings”, then select “Deregister”  and confirm. 2. Then your friend can register the Kindle either by entering the serial number via “Manage Your Kindle” page or by entering your Amazon account credentials after selecting “register” link in the settings screen of the device.
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Hello and Good Afternoon,

           Thank you so much for the two suggestions.  Using the first option given by going to the Edit feature of the device and changing the name did the trick.  I do however have a couple of  followup questions though because I changed the name of the device remotely as opposed to locally.  In other words, I did  not physically have the device here.  Instead, it is still at my friends house.  At any rate, with the new name for the Kindle being changed from George's Kindle to Kathy's Kindle, will this offset the functionality of any pre-existing games she has downloaded?  I am under the impression the name change of the Kindle will not effect any other settings, but, I am unsure on that part.  And, secondly, will changing the name of the Kindle effect or confuse the warranty or registration information associated with it?

               Any followups given to these concerns will be greatly appreciated.   Once these matters are cleared up, I will feel a lot better about the name change of the Kindle.

                Thanks

                George
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Hello and Good Evening,

            Thank you so much for your easy to follow and understand instructions given for changing the name of the Kindle.  The first set of instructions given did the trick by allowing me to log into my Amazon account using my log in credentials and remotely change the name of the Kindle from George's Kindle to Kathy's Kindle.  The instructions used are as follows:

1. Go to http://amazon.com/myk and log in
2. In the middle left click on "Manage Your Devices" under Your Kindle Account
3. You'll see your devices with a little "Edit" next to the name of each. Click on that to change the name.

               You obviously have some keen insights into properly configuring and setting up a Kindle.  Realizing this, I am wondering if you would mind checking out 2 other configuration issues I currently have with the Kindle given to my friend as a Christmas present.  The links are as follows: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Misc/Q_28323896.html  and http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Misc/Q_28323894.html   If it would not be too much of a bother or intrusion, would you mind checking out these two questions and submitting any ideas for resolving these concerns?  Any feedback given will certainly be welcomed and appreciated.

               Thanks so much once again for your guidance given in resolving the first issue with the Kindle.

                 George
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