Hi Monzo community,
I’m a fan and a fairly early user of Monzo. I started with the prepaid card which made my VISA card, held at a big bank, completely redundant.
The VISA card had “MS + my first name initial + my full last name” on it while the prepaid card had a customer ID number only. I don’t know whether I have made a mistake somewhere in the process of signing up for my second Monzo card or it’s like this by default, but the new card has my full name on it.
The issue is, I’m a young woman and it has happened to me on more than one occasions that the off-licence cashier/barista/waiter had a glimpse of my name on the card during a friendly exchange and tried to get in touch with me via Facebook afterwards. I think this is an embarrassing situation for both parties involved and I would feel a lot more comfortable if the card wouldn’t have my full name on it.
I’m sure this can be solved quickly by simply replacing the card but I realised this might be an issue for other people as well so maybe tweaking the sign-up process a bit and enabling people to select between display names like “Jane Doe/J. Doe” would be a good idea? Or simply having the latter as a default?