I'm not quite sure if this has been posted recently but it is not difficult to change your YouTube name, even now YouTube's really pushing us to connect a G+ profile. Before I knew how to change channels I used to Google it. Unfortunately, YouTube enjoys changing its layout so most info is outdated. So here is a quick guide how to change your YT username, 100% working as of May 2013. Back to old username on Existing YouTube Account: 1) Click the arrow to the far right and press "Youtube settings" 2) Next to your avatar there's a link "Return to name [OldName], and disconnect Google+ profile" 3) Click OK and it's back to your old username Optional: If you click Advanced, you have the ability to delete you channel as a whole. Your videos, subscriptions, comment etc will be deleted. You can use this if you want to change your channel name, but all old stuff will be lost Fresh account: 1) Sign in to YouTube with your Gmail info. It will use your G+ name by default 2) Click the arrow to the far right and press "Youtube settings" or "Settings" 3) Next to your email address there's a link "Create a channel" 4) On the next screen, you'll see "To use a business or other name, click here." 5) Choose a name you like and you're done If you have anything to add or share, feel free.