Go to the eXtension Collaborative Wiki page http://collaborate.extension.org/wiki/Cooperative_Extension_Second_LIfe_Educators . Find the heading “HOW TO REGISTER FOR SECOND LIFE” and click on the url you see below it.
Second Life Registration for Extension Professionals
Second Life Registration For eXtension Professionals 6-2-10 LuAnn Phillips
Type any first name Then click “ Find Last Names”
You will be offered a randomized list of 40 last name choices from hundreds. Choose one, or click the “ Change” button to see another 40 choices until you find one that you want. Take your time with this. Your avatar name is like a user ID, and cannot be changed.
I chose “Helix” Now choose a starting look for your avatar. Don’t overthink this. You can change your appearance anytime. Create a password