On Quora, you are required to use your real, full name for your account. To do so, you can change your name from your profile.
The name on your Quora account must also follow the formatting guidelines listed below.
- Names in non-Latin alphabet languages: Quora is currently only available in certain languages. In English, characters and letters that are not part of the Latin alphabet are allowed in user names in parentheses, if a Latin alphabet-name precedes the parenthetical. Example: Mikhail Gorbachev (Михаи́л Серге́евич Горбачёв), Hu Jintao (胡锦涛).
- Titles, such as "Dr." and "Ms.", may not be used in a Quora name; instead, information about degrees (e.g., "M.D.", or "PhD.") may be included as a credential or elsewhere on your profile.
- Capitalization: Names should be appropriately capitalized.
- JOHN SMITH should be capitalized as John Smith.
- John SMITH should be capitalized as John Smith.
- Company or organizational accounts: you may create an account on Quora to represent a legally incorporated business or other organization. You are not required to do so, if you prefer to answer using a personal account. Not all organization accounts will be verified, though we may ask company accounts to provide verification.
If you are ever uncomfortable about associating your identity with a particular question or answer, you can write the answer or ask the question anonymously. If Quora Moderation believes that a user is not using their real name, the user may be asked to provide supporting evidence.
If you believe your name has incorrectly been flagged for not following Quora’s name formatting guidelines, please submit a request at quora.com/contact. On the contact form, please select “I want to appeal a moderation decision” and then select “Unverified Name”.