Changing my name on Facebook days after the wedding?

posted 1 year ago in Names
Post # 2
244 posts
Helper bee

I changed mine a few days later.

Post # 3
822 posts
Busy bee

A week-ish afterward when I had submitted all the other paperwork required to legally change my name.

Post # 4
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I admit, I’d probably do a little eyeroll but it’s a passing thought and I’d move on because its not that serious. Just seems unnecessary/attention seeking.  I got married 3 years ago, changed my name after the wedding but my name on fb is still my birth name. I also hate when i go to search for someone and they have changed their name and I can’t find them. But, you do you.  

Post # 5
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Eldorado Canyon State Park

I didn’t change my name until a few days after our wedding, but I updated my social media as soon as I did. I don’t really think that’s “gushy,” it’s just my name now. 

Post # 6
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I would change it any time and not think another second about it.

Post # 7
71 posts
Worker bee

Just go ahead and change it if you want to. Facebook doesn’t make a newsfeed post out of it so it won’t draw people’s attention to it. Makes sense to me to want your social media to show your actual name.

Post # 8
9630 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

If that’s your legal name, then change it to reflect your actual name. No idea why some would think that’s eyeroll worthy, lol.

I changed mine the day after our wedding.

Post # 9
3560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

sabrina8candy :  tbh, I’d suggest removing your last name entirely from Facebook for privacy reasons 

Post # 10
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

littleanchor :  What? Its attention seeking to change your name from maiden to legal now? That is seriously one of the silliest things I’ve ever read. 

Post # 12
7814 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

How is it “attention seeking” to change your name on Facebook to your new name? What a weird notion.

I changed mine a few days after the wedding I think. I started using Dh’s name socially right away even though it took me awhile to get around to doing it legally.

Don’t worry about eye rollers bee.

Post # 13
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

sabrina8candy :  I changed my surname on social media the day after the wedding.  I am still going through the legal processes, however I figured it would be better to change it on the same weekend as the wedding rather than three months down the track. 

I have no idea how that can be eye roll worthy haha – it’s just my new name, it takes time to do the legal stuff but it made  sense to me to go by my new name socially from the outset. 

Post # 14
733 posts
Busy bee

Change it! Not sure why anyone would think it “immature” to change your name on Facebook after you get married. 

I’m eyerolling the eyerollers.

Post # 15
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

 I changed mine on FB, gleefully, the night of our honeymoon. It was quick, people can still find me (your maiden name stays in parenthesis as an aka), and D.H and I were incredibly excited. If my changing my name on social media in my happiness after my wedding made any of my friends rolls their eyes, then they don’t sound like friends I want to have. 

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