Please take the time to consider the impacts of choosing both your Display Name and Niantic ID. Friends and other Niantic players will identify you by these names when you make your game profiles visible to them. Here are a few things to keep in mind before selecting your name.
Avoid something that others might find offensive
We want all users to feel welcome playing our games and using our products. Be sure to choose an appropriate Display Name or Niantic ID that does not reference anything others may find offensive. That means avoiding profanity, hate speech, references to violence, drug use, or sexuality.
Make smart choices about how you choose to reveal your own identity
Please don’t use your real name as your Display Name or Niantic ID, and avoid posting them in connection with your real name on social media or forums.