When you want to be an alternate being, who wants to explore the other side of yourself, the easiest thing that you can do is to change your name.~Hakulal
For those of you who have been using Facebook for a while, you might have noticed that not everyone uses their real name. There could have been a time when they used their real name and then changed it or they simply never did, never kept their real name on Facebook in the first place.
If they never had a real name, then the situation is quite straightforward. But what if they changed their name? Why do people change their name- why would you ever want to change your name on Facebook?
Well, there can be any number of reasons why you would change your name on Facebook. Some of the most common reasons are:
Changing your surname after marriage is a custom that is spread all over the world. Traditional women were the only ones who took on the male surname, but men have also adopted it in modern times. When this happens your name is changed both officially and legally.
Many people may not be concerned about this, however, those who rely on Facebook to attract business will be concerned. Additionally, the same feeling is shared by many people on Facebook as they prefer to use their real names as well. If you are among these people, you would change your name on Facebook.
2) Addition of a Pseudonym
If you are one of those writers, then this one is for you. A pseudonym is a fictional name and it is mostly used by authors. For example, if there is an author that goes by the name hakulal and he writes dark stories then he can change his Facebook name to “Obscure lord” Hakulal.
While this is just an example you get the gist of why the addition of a pseudonym may make you want to change your Facebook name. It is to make yourself and ensure your writings are known through your Facebook name.
3) Change in your original Name
Names are not only changeable on Facebook but in real life as well. While one does have to follow a long legal procedure, their names can be changed. If you are among those who change their name in real life, then it is natural that you would want to change your Facebook name.
As rare as it is, this is still a real thing that happens. Let’s take an example:
Jaya Krishna is a Nepali citizen who got a green card in America. Once he got permanent citizenship in America, he followed the legal procedure to rename himself as Jackson.
Now it is obvious that he will not keep his Facebook as Jaya Krishna but will instead change his name on Facebook to match his real name as well. This is just one such case. A real name can be changed because of quite a few reasons like adoption, discrimination, personal branding, etc.
If you are among those few who have changed their original name, then you are likely to change your name on Facebook as well.
4) Because you are bored
Changing names on Facebook isn’t always due to any of these reasons- sometimes people just get bored. If you are older than 15, you should remember that era where Facebook was filled with “Xuchhi KT moh” and “Nakkale Kto Moh”. There is no reason why these names were changed other than one of they were bored. Although we do admit that this later became a trend, someone had to start it and we don’t think they did this with a motto.
Similarly, if you are bored of looking at your name on Facebook and want to have some fun, then you can change your name on Facebook to do it. There are no strict rules to that after all. As long a the name you enter is not a vowel or an adjective, you are good to go.
The thing is, the “why” of this question is hard to understand as everyone is a unique person with their own set of thoughts and beliefs. Though we covered the general idea of why someone would change their name on Facebook or any other social media platform, the reasons for people changing their names are their own. And in the end, it is not a big deal after all.
Anyways, hope you found this article entertaining and helpful. If you have any suggestions for us, do let us known them down in the comments below. And as always, thank you for reading till the end.