Legal Name Change? Facebook Still Won't Let You Be Maj. Major Major Major The social media titan has been cracking down on names it perceives to be fake, even if they no longer are — as Jemmaroid Von Laalaa recently discovered.
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Legal Name Change? Facebook Still Won't Let You Be Maj. Major Major Major

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Don Greenoid (ph), or maybe that's just my codename online. If it were, apparently Facebook wouldn't allow it. They have been cracking down on fake names and recently went after Jemma Rogers who set up an account as Jemmaroid Von Laalaa in 2008. Facebook demanded she prove it's her name. She tried to Photoshop Jemmaroid on her bank cards. Facebook didn't buy it. She legally changed her name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa. Facebook still won't budge. They're, quote, "looking into the matter." It's MORNING EDITION.

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