Facebook are insisting that RU Sirius be listed by his legal name. I dropped them this note:
Just to say, RU Sirius is not just a byline – like most people who know him, I think of him by that name to the extent that I had no idea what his legal name was.
So, if Krusty the Clown was on Facebook, or Jack the Ripper, or Father Christmas, you’d insist on their legal name?
Sometimes rules are there for a reason, but even those rules need to be broken in the name of common sense.