Names on Facebook
To make sure people know who they're connecting with, we ask everyone to use the same name on Facebook that they use in everyday life. We may ask you to confirm that the name on your Facebook account is the name you're known by.
Confirming your name
If you see a message when you log in asking you to confirm your name, you may be temporarily unable to access certain Facebook features while we work with you to confirm or edit the name on your account.
To confirm or edit your name, log in to your Facebook account and follow the on-screen instructions. You may be asked to upload an ID or something else from our ID list (ex: membership cards, mail) that shows the name you use in everyday life.
What types of ID does Facebook accept?
Using your name on Facebook
We understand that the name you use in everyday life might be different from your legal name. We want you to be able to use the name you most identify with on your Facebook profile.
What other names are allowed on Facebook?
I'm in the process of changing my name. Which name should I use on Facebook?
How do I add or edit a language-specific name on Facebook?
What if I have one name instead of a first name and a last name?
Changing your name or adding additional names
You can also change your name or add additional names (ex: nickname, maiden name) to your profile. Keep in mind that you can't change your name more than once in 60 days.
How do I change my name on Facebook?
How do I add or edit another name (example: nickname, maiden name) on my Facebook profile?
Why can't I change my name on Facebook?
Managing your privacy
If you're concerned about using your name on Facebook, we have tools that can help you manage what information people can see about you.
What is public information on Facebook?
How do I control who can see what's on my Facebook profile?
How do I edit basic info on my Facebook profile and choose who can see it?
How can I see what my profile looks like to people on Facebook I'm not friends with?
How do I control who can see my email on my Facebook profile?
Who can see the Friends section of my Facebook profile?
What is blocking on Facebook and how do I block someone's profile?