This would most likely be after the background check with Uber, of course. Uber would be aware of what my real name is. I am thinking more for hiding my real name from random strangers for safety purposes.
As a driver, can I use an alias, a different name, instead of the real name? For safety.
The Guru Take
No, you may not use an alias. However, only the first name is shown.
No, Uber nor Lyft allows aliases to be used. Drivers, as well as riders, must use their real names, as part of building a trust and accountability in the community. With that said:
- Only your first names are shown to others.
- You can request for a "nickname". However, you must make a request and the nickname must "make sense" and cannot be completely different. They take shortened version of your first name (Srini for Srinivas), various nicknames (say Chuck for Charles), using your middle name or last name as the nickname, etc.
- As a rider, your name is not shown when a ride request goes out to the drivers. This is to discourage potenteial discrimination. Read more here: