Facebook Name Change

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: If you dropped your maiden name, what did you make your Facebook name?
    Firstname Hislastname : (47 votes)
    41 %
    Firstname Maidenname Hislastname : (25 votes)
    22 %
    Firstname (Maidenname) Hislastname : (11 votes)
    9 %
    Firstname Hislastname (Maidenname) : (29 votes)
    25 %
    Other (explain) : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    258 posts
    Helper bee

    I have seen most people put Firstname Hislastname (Maidenname). However, I will be dropping my maiden name from FB altogether since I am dropping it in real life!

    Post # 4
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I didn’t worry about it. I changed my profile picture to a wedding pic so anyone who wasn’t paying attention and suddenly went “wait who the eff is this person in my news feed??!!?” would see the picture and hopefully piece it together … and as for old high school friends and what have you, I figured they’d locate me through mutual friends and then recognize my picture anyway. And if they weren’t close enough friends to recognize my picture, then we probably weren’t meant to be, haha.

    Post # 5
    13168 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    However I set it 3 years ago when I got married, mine shows up like this:

    FirstName MarriedName

    (FirstName MaidenName)

    So my full maiden name is in parenthesis below my full married name on my FB page.

    Post # 6
    4601 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think it’s most common for the people who drop their maiden names completely just add it to the maiden name box (or whatever it is now) so it still shows up under the name on their profile. Most people just have it so they can be found using their maiden name.

    Post # 7
    8818 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I changed it to his last name.  But FB automatically adds your maiden name in brackets.

    Post # 8
    6666 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My name on FB is “Firstname Hislast”- but then in ( ) it says:


    Confusing, I know- but I was married to the Ex for 10 years so there are a lot of people who knew me by that name as well.

    Post # 9
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    There’s an option on facebook to put your maiden name, which makes it show up in () after your name.

    Post # 10
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    I changed mine to Firstname Middlename Ourlastname. I might add my maiden name in paranthesis later.

    Post # 11
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    First Name Maiden Name-Husband’s Name.

    Post # 12
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I put name maiden in ( ) for 6 months but then I realized that if I’m not friends with people that only know my maiden name already, then oh well. We moved and everyone that I know now only knows my married. Plus, I don’t like being that searchable on fb

    Post # 13
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MaggieCardinal:  I use the “alternate name” setting on FB.  My normal name is First HisLast.  My alternate name is my full legal name, First Maiden Last.  Then I can be found by someone who only knows my maiden.

    On FB go to Settings, General, Name, Alternate name.  People can see both your names on your profile.

    Post # 14
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    Mine is listed as Firstname MyMaiden HisLast on Facebook, though legally I’m Firstname Middlename HisLast.

    I’ve found that most people blatantly ignore Facebook anyway and just assume I’ve only taken his last name.

    Post # 15
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I kept my name, but use his socially.  I changed my fb to Firstname Maidenname Hislastname.  I also wrote a message to explain to anyone who cared to read it.

    Post # 16
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
    Firstname Hislastname (Maidenname) for me. I wanted to be clear that I’m taking his name completely, but wanted to be searchable for old friends.

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