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How to create username from full name using first initial and last name?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-07-17

If you have a list of full names, and now, you want to extract the first initial and last name from the full name for creating a username as following screenshot shown. How could you deal with this task in Excel quickly and easily?

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Create username from full name using first initial and last name with formula


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Here, I can introduce a formula to directly extract the first initial and last name from full name, please do as this:

Enter this formula: =PROPER(LEFT(A2)&TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A2," ",REPT(" ",99)),99))) into a blank cell where you want to output the result, and then drag the fill handle down to the cells, and all first initials and last names have been extracted from each full names, see screenshot:

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I want a cute username for my Instagram that's involves using my name in it some how my current oke is xclairedawsonx but I want to change it to something different
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