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Thousands Flock to Facebook to Grab Usernames

Did You Nab Your Dream Facebook Username?

On Friday night at 9 p.m. PST, Facebook users across the world were able to select their very own personal Facebook username URL. As soon as the floodgates opened, hundreds of thousands of Facebook users rushed to the social networking site to secure their name. Now you already know I had my reservations about the entire thing, but after being out with friends on Friday who actually hurried home to grab their name before anyone else, I couldn't help but think I should try to get my name too.

The outcome? Let's just say after some dinner and drinks, the last remaining friends and I got on our laptops at my place (by that time it was midnight PST) to see what was left for the taking. Sadly, my three hour procrastination proved to be detrimental in acquiring my preferred Facebook URL. But luckily for the folks with me — who were fortunate to be bestowed very unique names by their parents — got to enjoy their Friday night, and obtain the Facebook name of their dreams. Did you get the name you wanted? And if you still haven't selected one you can go here to see if your preferred name is still available.

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LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
I easily could've but I haven't pursued the whole username thing.... I just don't see the appeal....or the point. I don't need more people to find me easier.... ugh.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
* Karen (sorry.)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Karan Zoo, I was just about to ask the same question. I am curious as to why people need this username function/feature. :ponder:
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
What is the actual point of the facebook username????
midori0e midori0e 8 years
Used 1 of my college username, it was great! Got in rite at the dot of midnight EST.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
I nabbed my username. I didn't want to use a first name/last name thing, so yeah.
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
i did first and last... but i, too, am wondering about after marriage/name changes... facebook should have thought this through.. (my first name was pre-reserved i think)
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
clearly no one else has my name combo which is great. i've always loved that i'm unique.
xoxosuzy xoxosuzy 8 years
I totally did! I'm really surprised, because I have what I like to call an "example name". You know, like when you're ordering from fundraisers, and they're showing you how to order, and there's "Suzy Jones"? Mine is kind of close to that, but I got my full name, first and last! The best part? I JUST checked its availability. And I just signed up for it. Pretty neat!
bornthisway bornthisway 8 years
i really wanted to be able to just use my first name, but i had to use my first and last name instead. my sister got to use only her first name. we didn't check until sunday though, so i guess we're pretty lucky.
stylinfabqueen stylinfabqueen 8 years
I simply used my name...i still would like people to find me on facebook so why go crazy with it!?
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
I got the one I wanted, which is the same as my gmail account.
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 8 years
first and middle initials, last name here. I like it because it looks like my last name with my title :)
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
I got my first name and last initial, which is what I wanted. I knew beforehand that my first name was already taken by a Facebook employee.
b1uebunn b1uebunn 8 years
I go by my first, maiden, and married last names, which I got. It's long, but I like it.
khameel khameel 8 years
I did. I waited until noon the next day and my first and last name was still available, so I did that. I didn't even think of the option of just having my first name...
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I didn't even try just my first name, I just went straight for my first&middle, just like my gmail address. I thought for a second about using 'bethinabox', but decided against it, and I'm happy I did.
timotab timotab 8 years
I got mine. However, are you really sure you meant PST, and not PDT? There's a difference - a big and important one. :)
verily verily 8 years
I absolutely did not want my full name in my profile URL, so I got my favorite username instead. I had wanted my first name, but I think it was reserved ahead of time.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
originally i thought this whole scheme was about assigning a screen name to your profile ... like my current screen name ... which freaked me out because i don't want someone to search "bengalspice" and find my personal facebook. but then i saw that i could use my real name ... which is less freaky.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Were all first names already reserved? I got my first and last name for professional reasons, but was bummed that my first name was already unavailable at 12:01a. I just figured that all first names were already reserved for more important people than myself :)
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
i chose my first and middle name. I thought of putting like my screen name but thought it was too dumb and I might not like later.
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