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YouTube does not verify the name you give on registration and you can give practically any name you want. Still, when you offer a name to hold onto people will know who they're dealing with, and you tend to come across as more trustworthy.
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If you plan on getting paid via bank transfers, then it doesn't have to be your real full name. You can get away with just having your first name down, and put your real address in because they send a letter to your address to verify. But definitely do not use your YouTube channel name.
You'll need to rename yourself to Nickname . (the dot is the surname), then it'll only show your nickname. You cannot have a different identity for your channel and your Gmail etc. if you only are using one account. If you do need your real name as identify for anything but YouTube, do the following steps:
Your real name makes you more honest and thus more trustworthy. So if you want to build authority and credibility, use your real name. Someone recently discovered one of my Podcasting Video Tips episodes on YouTube and recognized me by name and voice from our Once Upon a Time podcast. This also happened with an interviewee at CES.
That way if you need to send an email for school or work, your real name will appear, not your YouTube name. Important note: If you're verified on YouTube and change your channel name, you'll lose...