How to change Display Name of Facebook account?

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Do you want to change existing display name of your Facebook account? Many users tend to goofup with name field and want to change display name of their Facebook account. Thankfully, Facebook does have option to change the display name.

Change display name of Facebook account

1. Goto Facebook.com & login into your account. Then goto Account > Account Settings option at top right part. This will open Account Settings page with ‘General’ tab highlighted.

2. Then click ‘Edit’ button next to your displayed name at the top. Then click to type and update your First name, Middle name and Last name for display on the Facebook profile.

You can also update and add ‘Alternative name’ to your Facebook profile. Like you can display nickname or maiden name for easier dicovery by friend who know you by nickname instead of full name.

3. Once you make changes to your Name details, Click Save Changes button to submit new information.

Note - Your name will NOT change immediately. It will take upto 24hrs (or 48hrs) for new name details to appear in your Facebook account.
[Originally Published on July 24, 2009 – Updated On August, 12, 2011]

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  1. its nice to know every one

  2. Change display name of Facebook account…

    I think a lot of people want to know how to display a different name on facebook feeds than their full name. Facebook requires you enter your real name, which I agree with, but you are now also stuck with displaying your full real name. What if I just wanted it to display Angie on all my posts instead of Angie Stropp? Can’t do it!

    So many people ask the question and everybody answers it the way your blog does BUT it’s not the answer to what most people are really asking.

  3. I am also finding a way to do that. My fullname is currently on display but I wanted my business name instead.

  4. i try so many times , but yet still cant change my display name…i fed up to try again… the whole day i try to change it back to my real name….so..what should i do now?im confused..

  5. wooowwwww….
    I’m so pi**ed right now this facebook is really a bullshit i tried to change my name and the facebook after one try says to me: ‘YOU REACHED A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CHANGING NAMES AND BLLA BLLA BLLAAAAAA” what is this good damn!!!!!!!
    what policies use this facebook can someone tell me

  6. I just want to use my user name (1 Luv, Cindy) not my full entire name I see allot of people using fake names like 2pac, mackevile, why can’t I??

  7. i tried for so many times, but finally get nothing…

  8. I set up a username for my website asktheexperts.org.uk so i can have it display on my facebook profile, but there is no option to do this. I can see that i am not the only one that has tried to do this and i can’t believe that there is no soultion to this problem. Why does facebook allow you to create a username if you can’t use it for this purpose.

  9. why facebook rejected my request to change my display name???
    “Your name change request has been rejected by our automated approval system.”…Y???

  10. I am trying to login in my face book account it is loging in old version how can I change this into new version…….plz tell me

  11. Why won’t facebook allow me to change my full name?!, it says you’ve reached the maximum of names :p like really?! that should be changed as soon as possible please.

  12. Does not work!

  13. Can i change my display name?

  14. mohanrajm says:

    thanks it really works guys……………

  15. Syed Aasif says:

    how to write name facebook profile name in other languages……….?

  16. vatsal vador says:

    i do as you say but i can’t work….

  17. Ranma Saotome says:

    I found someone with their profile as just sephiroth but i am confused how he did it.

  18. saleem ahmadi says:

    thanks man it really work… thanks alot…

  19. Üzgünüz. Adını zaten izin verilen maksimum sayıda değiştirmiş olduğundan tekrar değiştiremezsin. Kızlık soyadın gibi, gerçek hayatta kullandığın bir başka adı eklemek için lütfen “Diğer Adın” alanını kullan.

    Sorry. The name is already changed the maximum number of allowable change it again. Such as maiden name, in real life you use to add another name, please “Other Name” field of use.

  20. I want to change my name in facebook id but I received a mail from facebook server that your name will not change ? (Your name change request has been rejected by our automated approval system.)

  21. kanak namdeo says:

    Thanks for this information, it’s very usefull.

  22. HuNNy Hashmi says:

    thanx A Lot for telling me thix…!

  23. saba khanam says:

    my name on facebook is saba khanam..and i want to change it as cool girl…can help me out how to change ..i have tried it two times bt no response

  24. Now facebook has been updated. Check the new method
    melroz.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-change-your-name-on-facebook.html

  25. kelly johana says:

    como puedo cambiar mi nombre si asi aya llegado a el limite

    how I can change my name if you reached the limit ?

  26. DIKELEDI MORUDU says:

    My name on facebook is DIKELEDI SALAMINA so I want to change my name to DIKELEDI MORUDU

    • Read this article, it will do it:
      This will solve the problem:
      societygaps.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/how-to-change-your-facebook-name/

  27. Thank you for useful article

  28. how do i change my name in facebook ive reached the limit.. :(

  29. kenapa tak bole nak tukar email dan nama display

  30. Celebrity Diet Plans says:

    This is a great tech share but not works on limit exceeded, is there any way to update my name after this limit?

  31. khmer translator says:

    Previously, Facebook allowed to change Display name but now it closed to kill scamer.

  32. harryharry94 says:

    When i change my name of facebook acc.It always show this’Your name change request has been rejected by our automated approval system’.I dont know how to do it.

  33. Saleem Ather says:

    hi friendzz happy new year ………. :))
    friend iam in problem plzz hellp me i want to chang my facebook name but iam fail facebook not open options for changs in name what i do ????????????

  34. i try so many times , but yet still cant change my display name. What shud i doo now?

  35. thank you for ypur helpppppppp

  36. hi,
    i have a number of friends on my facebook account. i want to change my yahoo account with out changing facebook account so that i may not lost my facebook friends. how can i change? plz help me. thanks

  37. this didnt actually work for me!!! my page wont say write name, middle, & last!! im like wtf! does it have limits!!???

  38. facebook is a whole load of *** it wont let me change my name it keeps on saying “Your name change request has been rejected by our automated approval system.” WTF MAN?!

  39. I am also finding a way to do that. My fullname is currently on display but I wanted my business name instead.

  40. emon khan says:

    why facebook rejected my request to change my display name???
    “Your name change request has been rejected by our automated approval system.”…Y???

  41. i tried so many times but it is rejected so many times…so tell me what to do..

  42. I hate when am decline of having fun!just a change of name is being difficult. It SUCKS

  43. Muhammad Haseeb Butt says:

    Hi, I want to change my facebook name but it cannot showed me as followin’.
    First :
    Middle:
    Last:
    it just showed Full name with some suggestions of past names, please help how to change my name on Facebook. (Timeline)
    Kindly, Tell me what is time limit to change the name? Thanks.

  44. Sonet Hossain says:

    The same thing happened with me too. The name fields no not appear as FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME & LAST NAME to change my name. As a result, I am unable to change my name…

    Please help…

  45. Thanks.. :)

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