I am using ModernCV, found here: https://ctan.org/pkg/moderncv?lang=en. I am using the "casual" setting which sets your resume to have your name in the top right with your information in the footer (email, linkedin, address, etc).

How do I also add my name in bold to the top of the footer? I have a photo of how I would like it to look here:


This is how it currently looks:


(I'm adding the linkedin part later). The firstname lastname is the missing part that I would like to appear on my moderncv format.

  • Welcome to TeX.se. Instead of posting images of your output, it's much more helpful to include a small, compilable document that shows what you've done. In this case, it needn't be your actual CV, but just a basic document using the ModernCV class that people can use.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 21:26
  • So the code in my answer (minus the solution, of course) would have been a good starting point to add to your question.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 21:49

1 Answer 1


Adding your name to the footer requires changing the internal definition of the footer command:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv} % Font sizes: 10, 11, or 12; paper sizes: a4paper, letterpaper, a5paper, legalpaper, executivepaper or landscape; font families: sans or roman

\moderncvstyle{casual} % CV theme - options include: 'casual' (default), 'classic', 'oldstyle' and 'banking'
\moderncvcolor{blue} % CV color - options include: 'blue' (default), 'orange', 'green', 'red', 'purple', 'grey' and 'black'
% This code is from moderncvfooti.sty
        \vspace{\baselineskip}% forces a white line to ensure space between main text and footer (as footer height can't be known in advance)
        \ifthenelse{\isundefined{\@lastname}}{}{\addtofoot[]{\bfseries\@firstname~\@lastname}% added name to footer
          \ifthenelse{\equal{\@addresscity}{}}{}{\addtofoot[~--~]{\@addresscity}}% if \addresstreet is defined, \addresscity and \addresscountry will always be defined but could be empty
        \collectionloop{phones}{% the key holds the phone type (=symbol command prefix), the item holds the number
          \addtofoot{\csname\collectionloopkey phonesymbol\endcsname\collectionloopitem}}%
        \collectionloop{socials}{% the key holds the social type (=symbol command prefix), the item holds the link
          \addtofoot{\csname\collectionloopkey socialsymbol\endcsname\collectionloopitem}}%
        \ifthenelse{\lengthtest{\footboxwidth=0pt}}{}{\flushfoot}% the lengthtest is required to avoid flushing an empty footer, which could cause a blank line due to the \\ after the address, if no other personal info is used


\firstname{Lonnie} % Your first name
\familyname{Andersen} % Your last name

% All information in this block is optional, comment out any lines you don't need
\title{Curriculum Vitae}
\address{Gladsaxevej 78, st tv, 2860}{Søborg}
\mobile{+45 31444177}
\email{[email protected]}
\extrainfo{additional information}
%\photo[70pt][0.4pt]{pictures/Lonnie} % The first bracket is the picture height, the second is the thickness of the frame around the picture (0pt for no frame)
%\quote{"A witty and playful quotation" - John Smith}



\makecvtitle % Print the CV title



\cventry{2009--2013}{Ph.D student}{DTU Wind Energy}{}{Currently finishing thesis}{}
\cventry{2003--2009}{Cand. Scient in Biomedical engineering}{DTU}{}{\textit{GPA -- 8.4}}{}


image of modified footer

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