Noticing a weird social media trend

posted 2 years ago in Names
Post # 2
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

I have had about 7 of my friends get married this year, and all of them changed their facebook names on their wedding day or the day after. I have never seen anyone wait a long while. Maybe the longest I saw was after the honeymoon.

Post # 3
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

FB name changes are instant, but maybe theyre just not worried about FB or don’t want to change it or aren’t changing their name. I haven’t noticed this in my circle. As for Instagram very few people use their first and last name so I don’t see a change at all. 

Post # 4
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Call me crazy, but I don’t think changing my instagram name would really be a priority on my wedding day.

Post # 5
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have changed my name on bills, my bank account, drivers licence, I’ll be changing it on my passport when we come back from honeymoon (I have to wait til then because the ticket is booked under my maiden name) but I have both names on Facebook. Mrs. MaidenName Daly.

Post # 6
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am kniwn by my maiden name, so I will change it, but also leave the maiden name in parenthesis so people can still find me.

Post # 7
26 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Backyard

I won’t be changing my name period, but a friend of mine is waiting until her name change is legal to change it on Facebook.

Post # 8
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My guess would be because IG usernames are limited – so people probably want to make sure they lock in their new names on IG right away before someone else signs up and gets the username they wanted – particularly in the case of someone who has a common first name and common new last name. Facebook names are not unique and therefore there isn’t as much of a rush to change. (I work in social media, not just social media obsessed, haha)

Post # 9
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I haven’t noticed this, most people on my fb have chaged their names right away, or put both maiden and new last name on.

Post # 10
1827 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

I changed my fb name in the taxi on the way to getting ready in case someone tagged me during the day 🙂 The change was instant, which surprised me. Then I turned my phone off all day.

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