How can I reclaim an old account name on Facebook?

Regina Morris October 2, 2012

I started my FB account as “FnameLname”, but quickly changed it through my options to “FnameMaidennameLname”. I still want to use “FnameMaidennameLname” but would like to create a fan page called “FnameLname”.

The is said to be defunct. I think it’s because I had it at one point in time. Is there a way to reclaim it as a fan page w/o messing up my current account?


  1. Alex Perkins
    October 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Ask the Facebook team as they should be able to help as they work there.

  2. VS Vishnu
    October 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    contact support team

  3. Edwin Williams
    October 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Another possibility is that someone has taken that account name, making it unusable to you :(

  4. Areeb Majeed
    October 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Super Difficult...

  5. Lenny Rozen
    October 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

    If it's not taken already just send them an email

  6. aelaos
    October 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    If you want to claim some old account , you should have something that proves that it is yours . For example if the old account is with your real name , you can send some kind of ID to enable your account back

  7. Aditya Roy
    October 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Log in through your account and convert it into a page.

  8. HLJonnalagadda
    October 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Yeah just send out a mail to them and someone from the User accounts team will get back to you.

  9. Freecycle Me
    October 3, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I would recommend asking facebook themselves, if anyone can help, they should be able to.

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