Hello my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.
Google will mark your account as inactive after a period of 9 months without logging in. After that time the name will be available again for someone else to use. If when going through the password ***** procedure you did not recognize any of the information then someone else has created an account using what was once your gmail address. Unfortunately you will not be able to use that same account name.
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You're very welcome. Sorry that you cannot get the account name back.