Can You Put Two Names on a Facebook Profile?

by C. Taylor

Facebook profiles are for individuals, so you cannot include the names of two different people in your profile. However, Facebook's alternate name option allows you to include a second name, as long as it's one you formally use. This alternate name may be a nickname, maiden name or professional name. Examples of professional names are a performer's stage name or a writer's pen name.

Step 1

Click the gear icon on your Facebook profile and select "Account Settings."

Step 2

Click "Edit" in the top Name section.

Step 3

Enter a second name in the "Alternate Name" field. This name should be one by which you are actually known.

Step 4

Check "Include This on My Timeline" to make the second name searchable.

Step 5

Enter your Facebook password in the "Password" field.

Click "Save Changes" to configure your second name.

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