Just speculating that it may be a security reason. Having your name keeps things simple but when you open it to nicknames and the such I’m sure changes will slip through the net that will allow someone to defraud another person because it is similar to another name/company or offensive/racist ones etc.
I’m with you guys though, it would be cool to have anything and understand the reasoning behind not having this feature.
We have no real way to know whether a pseudonym is accurate or a way for someone to potentially defraud other people sadly It wouldn’t be fair for us to allow it in some cases and not others so we stick to a derivation of your preferred name
That’s some sound reasoning to me. I guess it also potentially allows for variants such as firstnamelastnamebirthyear and similar for people who don’t want/like the default firstnamelastnamenextnumber format.
Any thoughts on whether requesting a monzo.me change could become in-app functionality at some point? Even if someone from Monzo still has to approve/deny in the back-end before it becomes valid. I just feel a bit bad starting a whole new chat session to get something pretty minor changed…
I’m sure if people really wanted to find out who is behind your website they could regardless of the name on your Monzo.me page.
Sounds like you need a business account though which Monzo don’t do. For a quick and simple solution just setup a Paypal Business account and you can do everything you need plus you’ll be covered legally - although there is a small fee.
I understand your concern Change Works.
No website is secure, in fact nothing with internet access is secure.
And what is to stop a hacker changing the link address from Monzo.me/BillSmith to Monzo.me/HackersAccount now.
The only difference is that if that was done with a random string as I suggested, the Hacker wouldn’t know my name.
And to answer Ordog.
I’m not trying to hide my name (I know it can be found) only limit the amount of times it is publically available.
If I don’t need to put personal details on the internet, I don’t.
I also don’t need a business account, nor would I be eligible for one as my website is a hobby.
I write software and the website hosts this software for people to download.
The software is free of charge and at the moment I have a PayPal link on it, where people can click the link and buy me a coffee to say thank you for my time writing the software.
Not being a fan of PayPal I was hoping to replace that link with Monzo.
As I write my software under a Psuedo name, when people are directed to the Monzo payment page, they wouldn’t know it’s me anyway as my real name is displayed and not my Pseudo name.