Facebook adds alternate name functionality

Do the ladies refer to you as "Studmuffin"? Us neither, but if you've got another particularly fruity nickname, or you have different names in different places, then you might be pleased to hear that Facebook will now let you display that on your profile too.

To activate it, log into Facebook, head to settings and then account settings. Click "change" next to name, and Bob's your new moniker. Easy as that. Facebook says: "Previously you could associate another name with your account, so friends who knew you by that name could find you in search results".

"Now, you can further choose to also display your alternate name so it is visible on your profile, in search results, in friend requests and on other places on the site. It also will appear in parenthesis alongside your primary name".

Let us know what names you pick for yourself in the comments.