Note: I’ve added an update showing the new tool Facebook has added to address this!
A few weeks back I wondered whether to add my maiden name to Facebook.
I decided go ahead and do it, and since then I found a few other friends from my childhood, and I didn’t have to explain who I was.
I’ve used my married name for almost exactly as long as I used my maiden name, having been married at age 22 over 22 years ago. Still, it’s funny how it felt so odd to have my maiden name out there!
So I dropped it. With groups for my high school and elementary school classes, pretty much anyone who I knew as a kid can find me even without the maiden name.
I feel like myself again.