Post # 1
How soon would you/should you change your name on social media? I just got married this past weekend and have never really been a gushy/romantic bride. I don’t want to seem immature 🙂 As context, most friends are pretty shocked that I’m changing my name because I’m 35, well established at work, and none of my core group of friends have changed theirs. In fact, I sort of suprised myself by decided to do it! My husband fortunately did not care either way.
Post # 2
I changed mine a few days later.
Post # 3
A week-ish afterward when I had submitted all the other paperwork required to legally change my name.
Post # 4
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
- 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
I would change it any time and not think another second about it.
Post # 7
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
- 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
sabrina8candy : tbh, I’d suggest removing your last name entirely from Facebook for privacy reasons
Post # 10
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 # 11
To clarify, my legal name change will take several months because I’m legally changing my first name too. I use a variation of my first name in real life, which is my name in all non-legal places (work email, Facebook, etc). So I thought to just slap my married name on my FB as well, to get used to it. I’m weary of the eyerollers 😀
Post # 12
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
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
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
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.