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I want to change the name and menu_name of the profile menu in the default menu without altering the core files.

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could you clarify- do you want to change Profile in the admin menu / on the admin page? – Milo Jun 12 '11 at 0:04
@Milo that is correct, When authors log in, instead of seeing Profile/Your Profile, I want to change it to Account/Your Account. This would appear to be a subtle difference but I'm using a custom post type "Profile" to mimic the profile function on the old site, and this may cause some confusion. – Chuck Jun 12 '11 at 2:22
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you could filter gettext to change it. Note that this will change every translatable instance of "Profile".

function change_admin_profile_to_account( $thename ){
    $thename = str_replace( 'Profile', 'Account', $thename );
    return $thename;
add_filter( 'gettext', 'change_admin_profile_to_account' );
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Perfect, Thank You – Chuck Jun 12 '11 at 17:14

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