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One-word official name

My official name is only one word "Teddy" and I'm facing the beneficiary names mismatch problem because my Paypal and bank account use different names with the one I use in my Upwork. Upwork DOES NOT allow me to write only a one-word name. What should I do? Please help. Thank you.
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I think you can either use the same name for both first and last name i.e. "Teddy Teddy" or just type "Mr" as the first name, i.e. "Mr Teddy".

"Teddy Teddy" doesnt match my Paypal and bank account name. There will definitely be another beneficiary names mismatch problem. I can't even input a blank space or dot or hyphen as either First or Last Name, it might solve the problem.

Hi Teddy,


I've shared your concern with the team. One of our agents will reach out and assist you directly via a support ticket.

~ Joanne
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US naming conventions focus on the surname or "last name." So, "N Teddy" or "Mr Teddy"would probably be more acceptable than "Teddy N." You want Upwork to see Teddy in the last name position, not the first. 

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