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Facebook banned this guy's name because he's not 'blue and gigantic'

Facebook banned this guy's name because he's not 'blue and gigantic'
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Maybe if this guy was a big, blue dude with a glowing ponytail and a flying dragon, he wouldn't have had his Facebook account shut down. As a result of Facebook's real-name policy, some people are dealing with the hassle of the social network banning their unusual names.

AZFamily.com reports that Prescott, Arizona's, Balizar Orion Avatar and his wife, Audry, cannot use their real names on the site due to the popularity of the film "Avatar." Further, Facebook deleted the man's account without warning. Mr. Avatar told the news outlet, "My dad told me that my name in Sanskrit is 'May the Lord protect the king, son of light in deity human form.'"

A Facebook representative told AZFamily.com that "Avatar" is among the names it's flagged to track down and delete fake accounts. The Avatars said they have to provide their driver's licenses to prove their real name.

Read more: Watch out for Facebook scams hidden in comments

We've seen many of our friends have to change from pseudonyms to their real names since Facebook began cracking down on fake accounts. Have you had this experience? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Source: AZ Family
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