It would be nice if there was something like a name change history. Many users change their display names and then it becomes difficult to recognise them. So having such a feature will be certainly helpful.

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Display changes are recorded, but your history is shown only to you, as of now. I see no harm in giving a user the option to make his username history publicly visible, but maybe thats just me. (PS: I'm not mimicking aking :P)

Enforcing public visibility would be considered a privacy infringement perhaps..

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    Display name changes are also shown to moderators. (This hasn't always been the case.) – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' May 13 '12 at 15:43

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