Won't allow me to change my gamertag

I'm making an attempt to change my gamertag, I have the necessary amount of msp's, but when i choose the names i want, it is telling me that they are already in use. But i have checked to see if they are in use, before i go to change of course, but its still telling me they're in use when they arern't. Is there a cap on changing your tag too often after the previous time or something? :/

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

I can't change my Gamertag (GT).
Most of the time if you are seeing a message saying the GT you want is unavailable, it’s true. One thing to remember is that spaces and capitalization don’t make your GT unique. For example, “Major Nelson”, “MajorNelson”, and “MaJoRnElSoN” are all the same GT.


GTs are also tied to services like Zune or Games for Windows LIVE. If a GT doesn't exist on Xbox, it might be in use on one of those services. If you try sending the GT you want a friend request and it says it’s not a valid GT that just means it isn’t used on Xbox LIVE, but it could be used for Zune or GFWL.

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/12/t/153151.aspx

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Thanks for the reply, i understand why now, although i do think it is a ridiculously stupid thing that gamertags are seperate on things other than XBL, but meh, theres nothing i can do about it i guess

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