How do I change my username to one of my blog names that already exist?

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    I just deleted an old blog that I no longer use which was the username for my WP account. How do I change my username to one of my blog names that already exist? This is not 1 of the 4 options when you go to Change Username:

    ” * Selecting “Create a new blog to match my new user name” will create a new blog for you. If your new user name is newusername, the new blog will be newusername.wordpress.com
    * Selecting “Change example.wordpress.com to match my new username and discard the old address” will change the address of your current blog. If your new user name is newusername, your blog’s address will be changed to newusername.wordpress.com
    * Selecting “Change example.wordpress.com to match my new username and create an empty blog with the old address” will change the address of your current blog (if your new user name is newusername, your blog’s address will be changed to newusername.wordpress.com), and create an empty blog for your old blog address.
    * Selecting “No matching blog address” will just change your username and leave the address of your blog alone.

    I don’t want to do any of these things. In fact, I chose the 4th option & it said that username already exists. Yes, I know that. lol It’s MY other blog!

    So, I want to change my username to one of my blogs that already exist. Can I do that? Thank you.
    Blog url: http://lisascreativespace.wordpress.com/

    #654289

    macmanx
    Staff

    Usernames are technically the same as blog names, so you unfortunately can’t register for a username that is already taken by a blog.

    #654313

    So I have to make up another username/blog then? :( And, to be sure, if I change my username & create a new blog (it’ll be empty), my other 2 blogs under the original username will still exist under the new username, right?

    I hope I haven’t confused you too much. :) Thanks!

    #654315

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, that is entirely correct.

    Please let us know if you have any more questions!

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