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.

Video of the Day

Brought to you by Techwalla
Brought to you by Techwalla

About the Author

This article was written by the It Still Works team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Works, contact us.

More Articles

Photo Credits

  • Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images