Using a fake name on your Facebook profile is nothing new. People do it for all sorts of reasons, the main reason being privacy. If people don't know what name you're listed under, the chances are they won't be able to find you.
That was the idea Jemma Roberts had. The 30-year-old therapist from Lewisham, England, set up her Facebook profile in 2008 under the pseudonym Jemmaroid Von Laalaa to stop random people from finding and adding her as a friend.
It worked for years until Facebook asked her to confirm her identity and name as real. After faking documents with Jemmaroid Von Laalaa on her bank card, Facebook locked her account. Then Jemma explained she was forced to take the next step - change her legal name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa.
"So many people set up accounts in fake names so random people can't add them or so they don't have to awkwardly decline requests from people they know but don't want to be 'friends' with," Von Laalaa told the Telegraph.