How to Change Name on Facebook
How to Change Name on Facebook

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

Log into 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

Navigate to the Facebook account settings section

Step 3. In the General Account Settings section under your Facebook account settings, click on the Edit button next to Name

Click on the Edit option after your 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

Enter new Facebook username and then click on Review Change option

Step 6. In the next window, you can choose how you want your name to appear on your profile

Click on Save Changes

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

Click on Add or Change other names option

Step 2. Click on Add a nickname, a birth name…

Click on Add a nick name, 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.

select name type

Step 4. Enter the nickname you want to add and click on the Save Changes button

Enter your nickname and click on Save changes

The nickname will be added to your profile.

Show your nick name at the top of 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).

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Neeraj Sharma is an avid writer, amateur poet, aspiring sketch artist, dedicated gamer, and die-hard music lover. He also loves traveling, clicking and editing photographs, and outdoor sports. Neeraj has penned over 200 articles for different blogs, presented and published 1 research paper, and written numerous short stories and poems. He is also active on the article writing agency, iWriter.