How to change your last name on Facebook
- Review Facebook name standards
- Click in the top right of Facebook and select Settings
- Click Name
- Enter your name and click Review Change
- Enter your password and click Save Changes
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- Delete Facebook Account Permanently
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Reasons why you may want to change your name on Facebook
They dislike their current Facebook name
If you do not like your current Facebook account name, you can file for a change of name by following the procedures highlighted above.
Couples Combining or Hyphenating Surnames to Form a New One
Another popular trend with married or cohabitating couples is the creation of a new surname using parts of each partner’s name or simply hyphenating the two last names for a brand new joint surname.
Again, some states permit the combining or hyphenation of married couples’ surnames.
The desire for a Less or More “Ethnic” Name
People with names that are identifiably “ethnic” sometimes request name changes for various reasons, including ease of pronunciation and spelling; on the other hand, some individuals would like to reclaim their ethnic heritage by returning to a surname that may have been lost over the years or by the adoption of a new one.
Changing Name Following Divorce
Women who are no longer married to a man may also wish to change their last name to their parent’s name or whatever name they choose.
Whether it’s because of a recent religious conversion or simply to honor a person’s religious deity, name changes for religious reasons are quite common.
Some Christians may want to switch the name on Facebook to reflect their baptismal name.
Same-Sex Partners Sharing Surname
Although same-sex partners may not be allowed to legally marry in all states, they can choose to share a surname, which can be particularly convenient in financial or legal transactions.