Some streaming services don’t allow name change requests. Although some stores are currently honoring name change requests, not all stores are able to process them. DistroKid won’t send conflicting metadata to different services—because most artists would prefer to have the same name across all services.
We know that this is annoying, and we’re working on getting all streaming services to honor name change requests. But for now, they don’t.
You are more than welcome to use the new artist name on any future releases, but any existing releases will need to retain the current artist name.