How to Change Name On Facebook?

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Yes, you can change your display name on your Facebook account, and that too without much hassle. Reason for changing your name could be plenty – you could have changed your name for the old one you felt needed an update or you would want to make changes to it as a result of marriage etc.

There are guidelines put forth by Facebook for name changes, and I would recommend you to read through it once so that the process becomes simple. Here we go with the process of changing your name on Facebook

How to Change your Name on Facebook?

  1. Login to your Facebook Account
  2. On the top right corner of your Home page, click on the downward pointing icon and from the dropdown select Settings in the menu listed on your left-hand side of the screen click on General. You are now listed with the items related to General Account Settings of your Facebook account.
  3. Click on Edit link positioned against your Name. You are displayed with the following fields – First, Middle and Last
  4. Make changes to your name in these 3 fields and Click on Review Changes button
  5. Retype your password and click on Save Changes. That’s it you are down.
Change Name on Facebook

Please note that once you have changed your name, you can change it again only after 60 days. Facebook recommends you to not add any unusual characters, numeric, capitalization, punctuation, or random words.

If you seek to add more names to your account, Facebook allows you to do so. This could be because you might have more names such as nicknames, unofficial names that people usually recognize you with, etc. The process for the same is simple; let’s discuss it, shall we?

How to add more names to your Facebook account? 

  1. Follow steps 1 to 4 from the section – ‘How to Change your Name on Facebook?
  2. Just below the Last name field, click on the link Add Other Names
  3. Under the About section of your Account page, click on the link Add Nick Name, a birth name…
  4. Select the Name Type, and enter the name in the Name field. Click on Save Changes. 

Nothing can get as simple as changing your display name in your Facebook account. Isn’t it?