Facebook doesn't cater for married women

Two questions for the Facebook team:

  • How can a married woman be found by her old school friends via search? They can’t. Even if you put your maiden name in your profile, it won’t come up in a search.
  • How can a woman change her profile to her married name? There is no name change option, and not many users will be keen to create a whole new account under their married name. [Update: Credit to the #mobitopia guys who pointed out I was talking out of my arse. Under Account, you can change your name.]

I would love for Facebook to allow you to enter a maiden name somewhere, enabling users who search for you to see that your name has since changed.

2 responses to “Facebook doesn't cater for married women

  1. Liz

    I’ve been meaning to post about this for ages and ages, it’s so annoying. I don’t want to change my name, I just want to be able to enter my maiden name but on the other hand it does stop psycho ex’s from finding you 🙂

  2. Thankfully my exes aren’t psycho in any way. Maybe slightly childish in their ways, but not psycho. I’m grateful for that!

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