How do I change the name of my macbook pro?

How do I change the name of my macbook pro.  My full name is listed on it and I want to change that.  In the upper right hand corner it is correct but all that lists is my login name.

Mr. Pat, there are some people who still try to do that, but you are risking losing all your music, photos, email, etc. It is not for the faint of heart.  This page, albeit published in 2003 by Dr. Smoke, is still pretty valid, IMHO:
Here's the opening copy:
Recover from renaming your Home folder
It is a grave mistake to rename your Home folder -- changing its file name from johnsmith toJohn, for example -- in an attempt to change the short name for your account when using Mac® OS X.
Here's a newer, last scary article from the Apple Knowledge Base:

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