Why does my name appear as the sender on my husbands texts ?

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When my husband texts me my name appears as the sender. When he texts someone either his name or phone no. appear as the sender. How can he have his name show on all of his texts
 

robertk328

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Welcome to iMore!

Are you sharing an iCloud account?

Also, the information shown as the sender is dependent on what the recipient has in their address book/contacts for that account. For @DevilishBanker I have "That Guy That Bothers Me" as the contact name, but he'll only show up that way on my phone. If he texts his wife, I'm sure it's something similar though it would be different depending on how she has him in her own contacts.
 

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Also, the information shown as the sender is dependent on what the recipient has in their address book/contacts for that account.

Best guess, the recipient phone has either an address book entry with both phone numbers (?Home?) and/or two or more linked contacts in the address book. If the same phone number appears in two or more contacts it seems to be a matter of chance which name is displayed.
 

Ledsteplin

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If you're sharing an iCloud account, that explains it. You need separate iCloud, iMessage and Facetime ID's. You can share the iTunes ID so you can share the iTunes purchases.
 

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