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When I look at the settings of one of my calendars in Google Calendar, it says Calendar Owner. And the string that comes after that looks hideous. It goes something like this:

"my.name@gmail.com" <my.name@gmail.com>

In addition, if I look at the XML of a shared calendar, the author tag looks like this:

 <author>
   <name>my.name@gmail.com</name>
   <email>my.name@gmail.com</email>
 </author>

I've been looking for ages now, but I simply can't figure out how to change that name. And I really want to, cause it looks wrong and ugly. Does anyone have an idea?

  • You want to change Calendar name or calendar owner? – Raystafarian Feb 6 '12 at 14:37
  • @Raystafarian The name of the owner. As you can see in both the "email string" and the author xml, it uses my email for both name and email. I really would like to change the name to my actual name rather than the email. – Svish Feb 6 '12 at 15:42
  • Unfortunately, there is not currently a way to do this. – Raystafarian Feb 6 '12 at 15:46
  • How was it set to begin with? – Svish Feb 6 '12 at 15:55
  • The account that created the calendar is the owner. – Raystafarian Feb 6 '12 at 15:56
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Unfortunately, there is no current way to change the Google calendar owner.

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I experienced this problem and was able to solve it by editing a contact saved inside Google Contacts. Be sure to check inside the "Other Contacts" folder for a relevant entry.

Another source of the owner name in Google Calendar is said to be the profile name in Google+, but given the format of the unwanted name in question, Google Contacts is surely the culprit as it was for me.

  • Works. On the Contact site the bad contact info didn't show in search and I had to scroll to it. It's sorted alphabetically. – Jemmeh Feb 28 at 1:40

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