I have already stated that 5% of total donors are $200+. Major name changes are not that common anyway. It doesn't matter if there was a community held discussion at any time for this ruling. We are talking about where this rule stands now and so far only you have been arguing against it being removed. There is a community discussion being held now where everyone's opinion is welcome and will hopefully be considered. Your point about other people being affected by this rule not making this suggestion but what on earth does that have anything to do with the purpose of this thread? Dave mentioned in 1 of the name change threads that a suggestion can be made about the 6 month rule so that is what I have done. My simple point is that staff are competent enough to take into consideration several factors where security to the website/community is always a priority and for that reason I think we don't really need this particular rule. You mentioned the 2 year period and tbh I agree with what you said in regards to new/moderately new users being able to process a name change so yeah..