Is your name on your Bumble profile wrong? Don’t worry, we will show how you can change your name on Bumble so that your potential match knows your real name. Or do you feel uncomfortable sharing your real name on your Bumble profile? We will even show you how you can display a fake first name on your Bumble profile if that is what you want.
At the end of the article, we will also answer some of the most frequently asked questions related to the name on your Bumble profile.
Wrong name on Bumble
There are two kinds of reasons why your name on your Bumble profile can make you anxious.
A common issue with names on Bumble is when the name that is displayed on your Bumble bio is not correct. The reason for this might be that you have mistyped it when you signed up for the service without using your Facebook account.
If you have signed up for Bumble by using your Facebook account, a wrong name might be displayed in your Facebook account and Bumble imported your wrong name from there.
Fake name on Bumble
Another common issue that might make you want to change your name is that you might have experienced some online harassment because of your Bumble profile, as some people might have managed to contact you through you social media profiles. A good way to avoid this is by disconnecting your Instagram from Facebook or to use a fake name on your Bumble profile.
How to change your name on Bumble?
To change your name that is currently displayed on Bumble, you have to think back on how you signed up for the app.
If you signed up with Facebook, you have to go back to Facebook and change your name there so Bumble can import your right name.
If you signed up for Bumble without Facebook, only using your phone number then it doesn’t matter what name your Facebook account displays but there is still a way to change your name on your Bumble profile as we will show you.
Change your name on Bumble if you signed up with Facebook
If you signed up for Bumble by connecting it to your Facebook account, Bumble imports your name, your age and other personal information like job or education from there, so the signup process is smoother and easier.
This also means that you have to change your name there if you want to edit your name on your Bumble profile. Here are all the steps you have to take to achieve this:
- Go to Facebook.com and login to your account
- Click on the down arrow in the upper right corner
- Click on “Settings and Privacy” then “Settings”
- The first thing you can see is your name, click on “Edit”
- Change it to what name you want to display on your Bumble profile (the first name is what matters)
- Click on “Save changes”
Your name won’t be changed right after you changed it in the Settings page, this name change request first has to be approved by Facebook that can take up to 24 hours.
Once the Facebook Support Team has approved your name change, it might take a couple of minutes in some cases days for Bumble to synchronize your profile name with your Facebook account and display your new name on your Bumble profile. (maybe you can help the update by logging out and log back to see the updated age).
If your name still hasn’t changed after you made the steps we have outlined above or Facebook didn’t approve your age change request, try to change your age following the second method.
Change your name on Bumble when you signed up with your phone number
If you didn’t use your Facebook account to sign up for Bumble, it doesn’t make any sense to change your name on Facebook, as Bumble is using the name you have added when you signed up for the app using your phone number.
In this case, you have two options.
The first one is to contact Bumble Support team directly by sending them an email or contacting them via this contact form. In the first step, select “Report a technical issue” and in the next section where you can add context to your issue, explain your situation that your name is wrong on Bumble and ask them to change it.
You can also check out this video that also explains this second method of changing your information on Bumble. It shows how you can request an age change but asking for a name change follows a similar process:
The second option if Bumble Support Team doesn’t reply or they don’t approve your name change request is to delete and reset your Bumble account using the correct or the fake name that you want to show when other people check your Bumble profile.
In this case, you should create a second account or just simply add the new name you want when they ask for your basic information during the signup process.
Can you fake your name on Bumble?
Yes, you absolutely can fake your name on Bumble if that is what you want. Although it might be against Bumble’s Terms of Service. But in most cases, Bumble has no way of checking your real name, catch you and ban your account because you are using a fake name or persona on Bumble.
You can even verify your profile on Bumble with the fake name and get the nice blue checkmark on your Bumble profile. All you have to do is take some selfies and the Bumble Support team will verify your profile.
The verification process doesn’t check your whole identity like your name or age, they only make sure that your profile photos on Bumble are real and belong to the person who is sending the messages.
Should you fake your name on Bumble?
Ok, you can display a made up name that is not your real name on Bumble. It is another question if you should do that.
We think that it is okay to display a fake name on your profile if other aspects and details of your profile are real. You might have good reasons to do fake your name on your Bumble profile
One of the big problems on Bumble, Tinder and on similar dating apps that hasn’t been really solved are the safety concerns of users. On these popular online dating apps it is sometimes really easy to stalk people, find them through their social media profiles, and then harass them online and even in real life.
You might have a rare first name that makes it easy for anybody to find you on Facebook or Instagram, or you are just simply uncomfortable sharing your real first name. In these cases, it can be reasonable to display a fake name on your Bumble account.
So when you are concerned about revealing your real name on Bumble as you might be very easily stalked and you might have been harassed online before, you can use the techniques we have outlined above.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I change my name on Bumble?
Yes, you can change the name that is displayed on your Bumble profile. You have to either change your first name on Facebook or you have to contact Bumble Support team.
Does Bumble share your full name on your profile?
No, Bumble only shares the first name on your profile. It makes it more difficult for online creeps to stalk you so you don’t have to worry about this.
Can you use a fake name on Bumble?
It is against the Bumble’s community guidelines, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a fake name on Bumble. You can only do this if you use a made up name in your Facebook account as well, or when you sign up for Bumble with your phone number as then you can provide any reasonable name you want.