On 1st March 2022 Linden Lab released more new Last Names in Second Life which are now available. The lab have removed many older Last Names apparently this week. It’s important to note that changing your name includes having a Premium account to do so. See Changing your username FAQ for more information. It costs $39.99 to change a username and Basic account holders are not eligible for a username change. All new accounts are created with the last name of Resident by default.
The lab will continue to add more new Last Names in the months ahead and there is a suggestion form to suggest new last names. Please note that the lab will not be reusing previous legacy last names shown here.
Here are the new Last Names that are available now.
Here is the full list of available last names as of Wednesday 2nd March 2022.
Linden Lab have announced new winter last names for the Second Life community which are now available. The lab have been happy with the responses received for all of the limited edition last names thoughout 2021.
These new winter themed last names will remain usable until 5th January 2022 and they may return for next winter.
Here is the full list of last names at the moment. Check them all out below.
Please spread the word. More last names will most likely be available for a short time throughout 2022.
On Thursday 17th June Linden Lab announced new limited edition last names for SL18B which will be available until 9th July 2021. The Father’s Day last names will only be available until 25th June 2021. This is all apart of the Second Life 18th birthday celebrations and again there are some interesting last names on the list.
The following names are in theme with SL18B this year and are only available until July 9th. Mystic Fae Mote Woodsprite Silvius Fyrewik Padfoot
The following names for Father’s Day are only available until June 25th. Daddy Pop Sire
On 1st April 2021 Linden Lab announced two new limited edition last names which are only available until Thursday 8th April 2021. The reason for these new limited edition last names is “in appreciation of our Anthro/Furry community in Second Life”. Woooot! 🙂
For anyone that wants to change their last name in Second Life you must have a premium account. For the annual membership it’s USD 99.00 per year or for the quarterly membership it’s USD 39.56 per quarter or a monthly membership it’s USD 14.39 per month. For more details about upgrading click here.
Linden Lab mentioned in the blog post that they will continue to make additional updates to the available last names pool soon. I have highlighted the new ones in yellow above and hopefully the next lot of last names will stay in the available last names pool for longer.
I wonder what other new last names the lab will come up with next.
On Friday 27th March Lab Gab episode 19 was broadcasted live with Ebbe Altberg CEO of Linden Lab and Brett Linden Senior Director of Marketing. There was discussion about the coronavirus outbreak, Second Life and Sansar. It was a pretty interesting show.
Here is a brief summary on the latest new updates.
All Linden Lab offices are closed. The co-lo data centre is open for access.
It is not anticipated that Second Life should experience any significant service interruptions going forward.
The lab have been saying “stay safe, stay virtual” during meetings and calls.
The lab have concerns about the virus and its impact it may have on family/friends.
Linden Lab formation is to work remotely from home (its been like that for years).
Second Life is a very established & profitable company.
Name Changes just a very few weeks away from launching.
New registrations for Second Life are up by 60% with a rise in concurrency around 10% overall due to cities around the world being locked down.
Returning users are up in Second Life – increase in those that have not logged into Second Life for some time.
IOS Mobile Companion (IMs & group messaging) is now very close to Alpha status. Work has started on the Android version.
Linden Lab is committed to the cloud uplift to AWS / Google until the end of 2020.
New Second Life Book Club will launch on 8th April 2020 along with a monthly event. Showcase streams will be a series of “drop in” video streams that will showcase music and art events in Second Life.
Around 30 staff at Sansar have been offered to join the new Sansar under Wookey Project Corp.
Sansar new focus will be on virtual events in the music and entertainment sectors.
Tilia will continue to be used for Sansar Dollar transactions