I'm an IDIOT and can really use some help!

PanAm-L1011

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 29, 2010
541
380
Republic of California
Hi All,

I could really use some help. I changed my Facebook name, as a joke, only to find out you can't change it back for 65 days. For some reason, my contact on my phone is pulling that name. Now, my gmail emails have that name as the sender. I can't figure out how to get my iPhone to recognize my real name and not my Facebook name. I've tried changing my name in my contact info in Contacts, but it keeps changing it back.

Thank you.
 

Knowlege Bomb

macrumors 604
Feb 14, 2008
6,817
2,738
Madison, WI
Hi All,

I could really use some help. I changed my Facebook name, as a joke, only to find out you can't change it back for 65 days. For some reason, my contact on my phone is pulling that name. Now, my gmail emails have that name as the sender. I can't figure out how to get my iPhone to recognize my real name and not my Facebook name. Help.

Thank you.
Go to Gmail and/or Facebook accounts and disconnect one from the other.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
48,956
17,603
Hi All,

I could really use some help. I changed my Facebook name, as a joke, only to find out you can't change it back for 65 days. For some reason, my contact on my phone is pulling that name. Now, my gmail emails have that name as the sender. I can't figure out how to get my iPhone to recognize my real name and not my Facebook name. I've tried changing my name in my contact info in Contacts, but it keeps changing it back.

Thank you.
Is this just what you see on your phone?
 

LoveToMacRumors

macrumors 68020
Feb 15, 2015
2,407
2,004
Canada
Hi All,

I could really use some help. I changed my Facebook name, as a joke, only to find out you can't change it back for 65 days. For some reason, my contact on my phone is pulling that name. Now, my gmail emails have that name as the sender. I can't figure out how to get my iPhone to recognize my real name and not my Facebook name. I've tried changing my name in my contact info in Contacts, but it keeps changing it back.

Thank you.
I'm curious but what did you change your name as?
 

PanAm-L1011

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 29, 2010
541
380
Republic of California
Is this just what you see on your phone?
Yes, I think I'm the only one that sees it. My friend said the email I sent her had my regular name. Thank God I only changed it to the name I wish I had and not something really outrageous. I think it's ok. Lame that I have to wait 65 days - wouldn't have changed it if I had known that.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
48,956
17,603
Yes, I think I'm the only one that sees it. My friend said the email I sent her had my regular name. Thank God I only changed it to the name I wish I had and not something really outrageous. I think it's ok. Lame that I have to wait 65 days - wouldn't have changed it if I had known that.
Seems like your own contact that is on your phone got updated and that's why it shows up that way on your phone.
 
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