My name is Alexxis and I typed it in on fb and it said my name was inappropriate but that's how its spelled and nothing was changed!how do i contact facebook to let them no and see if they could...

My name is Alexxis and I typed it in on fb and it said my name was inappropriate but that's how its spelled and nothing was changed!

how do i contact facebook to let them no and see if they could change it

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Well, Alexxis, the first thing you should know, is that you are far from alone in your annoyance.  The article below is only a tiny sample of the numerous complaints with Facebook about this and other management short-comings.  Likely your name is getting kicked out because of an automatic recognition of the double-x - encoded with facebook as something potentially vulgar.  Sorry.

You can email facebook by hitting the "help" link on the sign in page (bottom right corner), then go to the "contact" link (sort of hidden in that mess of "common searches" on the far right) and let them know your problem.  Don't be surprised if one of two things happens:  1) Nobody ever gets back to you, or 2) they get back to you but won't let you use your real name anyway.

My advice is fight it if you really care - and wait out the time it takes to get your real name on there.  But if all you want is to have your facebook account up and running, just go by your first initial and last name, or something like that.

Facebook, for all its greatness, probably has an equal number of flaws as quality points.  Don't get so attached that your social life would be over without it.

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liina123 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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the reason that it says inappropriate because you name has two 'x's and facebook automatically will say inappropriate.. dont know how to put it exactly ... its a bit like you typing a uncommon name in word and then automatically it would get underlined red. you can send a message to complain about it .. dont know what else you can do about it really ...

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psjenkins | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

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Try using a shorten version of your name (Alex). If this doesn't work, try a different e-mail address. You may get a free one at yahoo.com. Solving problems directily with facebook is very exhausting and tidious. If all of the above fails, delete your account and create a new account.

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