There can be many reasons you need to change name on Facebook. You might’ve been married recently, want people to know you with your nickname, or you just might think that your name Jonathan is quite out of trend and want to change it to something cool like “the Devil’s advocate”.
Anyway, the point is that no matter what the situation is, you can easily rename on Facebook account. You just need to follow some simple instructions mentioned in the tutorial. Let’s begin:
Important Note: Before you proceed further with the tutorial, it’s important to learn that you can’t use the following things in your name:
- Symbols, numbers, repeating characters, punctuation, or unusual capitalization
- Titles of any kind
- Characters from multiple languages
- Offensive or suggestive words
While you changing your name on Facebook, please take care of the above-mentioned points.
Change name on Facebook in six easy steps
Step 1. First of all, login to your Facebook account
Step 2. Navigate to the Settings section of your Facebook account. For this, click on the arrow icon in the top-right corner and then click Settings
Step 3. In the General Account Settings section under your Facebook account settings, click on the Edit button next to Name
Step 4. A new screen will appear in front of you where you can enter your new First, Middle, and Last name. Fulfill all the details and click on Review Changes option
Step 6. In the next window, you can choose how you want your name to appear on your profile
Select the name you find appropriate, enter your password, and then click on the Save Changes button
This will change your name on fb.
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Add a Nickname
You can also add your nickname to your Facebook profile so that people searching you by that name can easily find you. To do so, you just need to follow some simple instructions mentioned below:
Step 1. Click on Add other names option in the General Account Settings section
Step 2. Click on Add a nickname, a birth name…
Step 3. In the next screen, select the type of name you want to add, such as nickname, maiden name, birth name, alternative spelling, etc.
Step 4. Enter the nickname you want to add and click on the Save Changes button
The nickname will be added to your profile.
Note: You can also show your nickname in brackets after your Facebook profile name by checking the box next to the show at the top of profile option. For example, after checking the option, my Facebook username will be shown as Neeraj Sharma (Nik).