Why can't I change my name on Facebook?
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Facebook is a community where people use the name they go by in everyday life. Always knowing who you're connecting with helps keep you and the rest of our community safe from impersonation, scams and phishing.
If you don't want someone to be able to see your profile (including your name), learn how to block them.
You may be having trouble changing your name if:
- Your name doesn't follow our name policy.
- You changed your name in the last 60 days, or you tried to change it too frequently.
- You were previously asked to confirm your name on Facebook.
- Your name doesn't match the name that appears on an item from our ID list.
Request a name change and confirm your name
If you're still having trouble changing your name, you can fill out this form to request a name change and confirm your name.