Sunday, November 21, 1999

Does anyone know why Facebook requires people to have their last name on their profile?

I was just wondering why people have to have their full name on their profile on Facebook. I don't want my last name on there for everyone to see. I don't like my last name it sounds funny. It's a stupid idea to require people to have their last name on their profiles and I'm not going to use their website. No other website requires that. Why can't I just have my last name not show or have a cool username or make up a name like on Myspace, Tagged, Youtube or even here on Yahoo Answers. It should be my choice not Facebooks. Why do they want your whole name on there including your last name? Sorry for complaining but it's just the way I feel. I guess I won't be using Facebook but I am anyway because I have everyone on there that I ever known in my life; all my old schoolmates, family in different states and new friends.

Answer on Does anyone know why Facebook requires people to have their last name on their profile?

It's so friends can find you and it will narrow down the search results when friends look for you. I'm not too keen of the idea either but i have my whole profile on private so randoms can only see my photo, gender and name. Try using your middle name if you don't want to use your last name.

Hope I helped :)