How can I add an alternate name to Facebook that is not accepted as legal name?

fallen heart March 29, 2013

I want to add an alternate name to my Facebook that is ultimate kamina. But problem is that Facebook is not accepting it as legal name. Is there any way I can add this to my profile?

  1. aisha
    August 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    i want to add an alternate name on facebook that u can afford me but facebook is not accepting that name tell me solution?

  2. Athul Jayaram
    April 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm


    that can be done easily

    GO to

    On the Alternative name column enter ULTIMATE KAMINA and select "Include this on my Timeline" and save changes by entering password

    hence ULTIMATE KAMINA can be seen along with your name as well as people can search ULTIMATE KAMINA on facebook and your profile will be shown :)

    Any doubts tell me

    • fallen heart
      April 17, 2013 at 6:55 am

      facebook is not taking ultimate kamina as name coz of word ultimate. according to fb ultimate can not be a name

    • Athul Jayaram
      April 17, 2013 at 9:41 am

      try adding some characters to Ultimate

    • null
      April 17, 2013 at 10:07 am

      ULT IM ATE KAMINA, Ultimate Kamina, Ult imate Kamina
      none of this is working

    • Athul Jayaram
      April 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      what about KAMINA ULTIMATE??? if else use only KAMINA or join the two words ULTIMATEKAMINA it works ;)

    • fallen heart
      April 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      thanx it helped.............. would like to get ur opinion hw it looks ?

    • Athul Jayaram
      April 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      looks good :) find me here

      Now make the question resolved by me

    • fallen heart
      April 18, 2013 at 7:42 am

      is there any option mark this qstn resolved or u just need to like the answer

    • Athul Jayaram
      April 18, 2013 at 10:23 am

      I don't know about that check yourself

  3. Samantha Vv
    March 31, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    you can put a secondary name in brackets next to yours. this can be changed iin settings/edit profile/account

  4. Anay Chaubal
    March 30, 2013 at 8:07 am

    There used to be an option to add your nick name. Else you can add the nickname under the profile headline section, so that is shows up just under your name, where normally, your school / college / workplace name shows up.

  5. Alan Wade
    March 30, 2013 at 7:04 am

    You can read what alternative names are allowed here:

  6. Christine St Syr Griffin
    March 30, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I am not well versed in Facebook, but this I know for sure almost every teen, young adult and even their parents all have their real name fake accounts for grandma and such, and then then they they have their real accounts with nicknames, or made up names. I am 100% positive it can be done, I am not so positive about faces' rules on the matter, christine

  7. Joel Thomas
    March 30, 2013 at 6:15 am

    this link leads to the official help provided by facebook on your issue

  8. ha14
    March 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    How do I display an alternate name (ex: nickname or maiden name) on my timeline?

  9. Michael Heffner
    March 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Nope. part of the T.O.S. requires that you use your real name. Using an alias can and will get your account suspended.

    • null
      April 16, 2013 at 9:16 am

      i want to use it as nick name..........nick name can be anything i think

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