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What's my display name?

Your display name is your online identity when using TripAdvisor. It is displayed next to any reviews, forum posts, or other contributions you make on the site.

There are two types of display names:

  • Screen name: this is a handle you create yourself, such as Travelista90210.
  • Friendly name: this is your first name plus the initial of your surname, such as Barbara C. After you add your first and surname to your profile, you can choose to display your friendly name instead of your screen name.

Read our instructions to change your display name.

Having trouble picking a screen name? See our guidelines.


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