Business card dilema – Maiden name vs married name (POLL)

posted 2 years ago in Career
  • poll: What should I do?
    Use the maiden name as they are : (10 votes)
    48 %
    Cross it out and write in your married name : (11 votes)
    52 %
    I have a different suggestion : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    Member
    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    MsGinkgo:  How long until rebranding is complete and you will get new cards? How often do you pass out business cards for work? 

    If you don’t pass them out often and don’t have to wait too long, I’d say just wait. However, if you hand out a lot of business cards, I think it is important to get the correct information on them immediately. Just buy the smallest box possible until rebranding is complete. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    4410 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would cross out your old name & write in your new one & new email address. That’s not weird — I’ve seen people do that a lot. Better to give people accurate info than something that looks pretty but is outdated.

    Post # 5
    Member
    716 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t think business cards are all that expensive.  Can you order the smallest quantity possible just to tie you over to when the rebranding is complete?

    Post # 6
    Member
    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    I’d cross out your old name and write in your new one– and explain why when you give out the cards. That would totally make me remember you!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1473 posts
    Bumble bee

    Your old email doesn’t forward to your new one? I guess I’d cross it out for now.  

    Post # 9
    Member
    1499 posts
    Bumble bee

    MsGinkgo:  Is the new email with your correct last name changing when the rebranding happens?

    Post # 11
    Member
    6499 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would just use the old ones until you get the new “rebranded” ones. There’s no risk of their emails to your old address not getting to you and people will be informed of your new name/email when they get the auto-reply. They’re not going to think “WHY DIDN’T SHE TELL ME ABOUT HER NEW NAME??!!” Instead, they’ll probably just think, “Oh, she must’ve recently changed her name.” I mean, for all they know, you could have changed it yesterday.

    I think giving someone a business card with all these scratch outs and mark-ups only opens the door to instances of unnecessary questions/confusion.

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