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Names Allowed on Profiles

Can I create a LinkedIn profile with a business name or a name that's not my own?

Last Reviewed: 08/14/2013
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LinkedIn requires use of true names rather than pseudonyms, business names, associations, groups, email addresses, or other characters when registering on our site. We believe that any information other than first and last names in the name fields undermines the professional nature of our site and services. For more information, see the LinkedIn User Agreement.

Although you can't create a profile with your company's name, you can share information about your company when you create a company page.

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