Originally Posted by th3answ3r
people I know are looking at my profile daily and its best they don't read what I write
If that's true, then you probably should have requested the name change via an e-mail to one of the administrators. If people you know have been following your username and reading your posts, they will probably also see that you just requested a name change. They will know your new username and can just as easily continue to read your posts.