Post # 1
I am changing my name once I get married to Firstname Middlename Hislastname. I am not keeping my maiden name at all. However, I want my Facebook friends (and old friends who may try to find me in the future) to be able to recognize me. It seems strange to put my maiden name (Firstname Maidenname Hislastname) because that won’t actually be my name. Should I put my maiden name in parenthesis? What have you done in this situation?
Post # 3
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
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
However I set it 3 years ago when I got married, mine shows up like this:
So my full maiden name is in parenthesis below my full married name on my FB page.
Post # 6
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
I changed it to his last name. But FB automatically adds your maiden name in brackets.
Post # 8
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
There’s an option on facebook to put your maiden name, which makes it show up in () after your name.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I changed mine to Firstname Middlename Ourlastname. I might add my maiden name in paranthesis later.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
First Name Maiden Name-Husband’s Name.
Post # 12
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
@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
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
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.