Add Nickname/Maiden Name in Bracket in Facebook Profile

Description: Easy way to add nickname or maiden name in the bracket near your name on Facebook profile or timeline.

One of my friend has asked me that how can she add a nickname into her Facebook profile which can be shown in the bracket near her name? I think, it is a common question for majority of persons that is why we are creating a now post regarding to add and display your nickname in your Facebook timeline. It is an inbuilt function inside your Facebook profile settings that will let you display your nickname, maiden name, alternate spelling, married name, father's name, birth name, farmer name, name with title and other. You might also display your name in your local language too as a nickname into your Facebook profile. You may check out my Facebook profile, I have added my name in Hindi as a nickname in my profile. You may use Google translation to convert your name into your local language, and copy-paste the text into the desire field as I will mention in the following step. Therefore, here is a quick and easy guide to add nickname as bracket near your name in Facebook profile.

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How to Put Maiden Name or Nickname in Bracket near Your Name in Facebook

  • Go to your Facebook timeline, hover your mouse cursor on your name, and click on pencil icon. Or navigate to "About" -> "Details about You".
  • Now, click on "+ Add a nickname, a birth name...". Type your name in the desire field, and make a tick on "Show at top of profile", if you want to show your nickname near your name under bracket. Finally click on save changes.

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    If you don't tick on "Show at top of profile", then it will now show up near to your Facebook name under bracket, instead it will show up into your about section.
  • Choosing other name has some limitations that Facebook don't allow. If you are using the existing name as your nickname, it will not display in your timeline even you have ticked on "Show at top of profile".
  • Once you have done all the steps correctly. You will see your nickname or maiden name near your existing name in the bracket on your Facebook profile.
You may customize your Facebook profile in other ways. Here is a latest list of Facebook Tutorials in 2015.

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