(Closed) Married Bees, What name is on your Facebook profile?

posted 7 years ago in Technology
  • poll: How does your Facebook profile name compare to your legal name?
    I kept my maiden name and my FB profile reflects that. : (4 votes)
    12 %
    I took his last name, but keep my FB under my maiden name only. : (0 votes)
    I made my maiden name my middle name, took his last name, and show it that way on FB. : (4 votes)
    12 %
    I made my maiden name my middle name, took his last name, but only use his last on FB : (3 votes)
    9 %
    I took his last name, dropped my maiden, but use both last names on FB. : (10 votes)
    29 %
    I took his last name, dropped my maiden, and use only his last name on FB. : (11 votes)
    32 %
    Other (please explain). : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I just changed my last name completely.  My profile picture is of me, so if someone gets a little confused by the name change, hopefully they will still recognize my picture!

    Post # 4
    Member
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

    I think people do it so old friends can easily search for them. I have friends who have doen that, too.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    My legal name is Myfirst Mymaiden Hislast.  My facebook profile shows Myfirst Hislast and in parentheses it shows Myfirst Mymaiden, in case anyone gets confused.

    ETA: If someone were to search Myfirst Mymaiden, my profile would pop up.  It also pops up when you search my actual name.  This is a setting available on facebook.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My legal name is myfirst hislast. My facebook profile shows myfirst hislast (myfirst mymaiden)

    Post # 7
    Member
    1105 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Mine shows Myfirst Mymaiden Hislast name so that anyone who knew me before could look me up on facebook.  Outside of facebook, I go by Myfirst Hislast.

    Post # 9
    Member
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have my name as Myfirst Hislast, and then Myfirst Mymaidenlast in parenthesis.

    Right now I’m in the legal name grey zone. I haven’t officially changed it yet, I can’t get an email address with Myfirst Hislast for the life of me, but I changed my email signature to reflect my married name. I feel very confused as to what name to give because if they check my ID it wouldn’t match the name I give. Ack!!! I have to practice my new signature and just make the change!!!

    Post # 10
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I changed my name to Myname Hislastname (mymaidenname) – facebook actually gives you the option to do this. So people can still search for you by your maiden name!

    Post # 11
    Member
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i dont plan to change my name or my fb name.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I took his last name and dropped my maiden… but on facebook I have both. 

    I know a few friends who dropped their maiden name and I would look on my news feed and think “WTH is that?!?”  I almost unfriended them.  So because of that, I kept my maiden name on facebook.

    I did do the parantheses thing but my married name would only show up on the news feed.  The parentheses name only show up when you click on your profile, I think.

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