Post # 1
This seems like a stupid question….but did you bees change your emails after getting married (if your email was your firstname.maidenname beforehand)?
And/or can you just transfer an email over someway?
I realize at some point it doesnt make sense to keep giving my firstname.lastname@example.org to everyone since I am taking my Fiance’s name.
Eventually people won’t recognize my maiden name so if i have to change it, i might as well do it earlier rather than later. However, it is the email i use for EVERYTHING – and i dont love the idea of switching all my stuff over….ugh!
Is there an easy way that i just don’t know about?? lol
Post # 3
I kept my old email for the same reason you listed…I can’t imagine changing everything over. Maybe there’s an easier way to do it but I don’t know!
Post # 4
i won’t be changing my email address.
Post # 5
I kept my old one. My e-mail is in no way related to my name and no part of my name is in my e-mail.
Post # 6
You can usually set up email to be automatically forwarded to another address. I got a brand new email (yes, I’m ahead of the game, but he has such a common name) and plan to just forward me old email to the new one for a few months.
Post # 7
I’m planning on changing my email with the name change. But I plan to forward my old email address to the new one for a while until everyone gets the hang of it. My work is going to change my email for me and internally have all emails forwarded to the new one.
Post # 8
I just made a new one. I’m still using the old one for stuff that’s already linked to it, but anything new goes on the new one 🙂
Post # 9
Changed my email and I just have everything from the old email forwarded to my new email. It is in the settings or something for your email. Not sure how it is for Gmail, but I bet it isn’t that hard. Do a Google search for “forwarding emails from one gmail to another” or something like that and I am sure it’ll show you.
ETA: This is my professional email, mind you. My personal email doesn’t include name, and therefore, doesn’t need to be changed.
Post # 10
Like PPs, I have also set up a new email and plan to forward absolutely everything from my old email address so people and companies can continue sending email to the address they already have for me.
I already have two other email addresses forwarding everything to my current one, and it works like a charm.
Post # 11
I did change my email and I’m glad I did. I wasn’t concerned about people not recognizing me, but I hated my maiden name so I was very glad to do the switch! Now I’m happy that I did because as I go by Mrs. LastName as a teacher I want everything to be the same.
I went from FirstName.MaidenName@gmail.com to FristNameMiddleInitialLastName@gmail.com. Ok that sounds complicated, but it’s like Jane.Doe@gmail.com to JaneBSmith@gmail.com. I sent an email to everyone and I didn’t find it too hard of a process to switch. Occasionally I still check my other one, but not frequently. And I also use it for junk mail type things too which is the plus to having it.
Post # 12
My original e-mail is from waaaaaay back in the late 1990s, and I did not use any part of my real name in that e-mail address, so I still have that one. It is my primary e-mail address.
However, when I relocated to DH’s town/state, and we bought our new house together, I set up a new e-mail account — in my married name — with our new internet provider here.
Post # 13
@HappinessIsInDaisies: I also creaed a new one and linked the two, but you could also just change your name on your gmail account. So you’d have to give out the same address, but your new name would show up in the receiver’s “from” section.
Post # 14
ugh yes i made a new one! not married yet (not for another 10 months!), but wanted to get dibs. Unfortunately, FI’s last name is MUCH more common than mine now, so none of the generic, “firstlast” or “firstmiddleinitiallast” “firstmiddlelast” were available…frustrating. i finally put my (in progress) degree on the end so it will be email@example.com. I hope people don’t think I did that just to show off my degree, quite the opposite, it was legit the only choice i had. oh well.
Post # 15
@desthebride: +1 – like the idea of changing display name of current email.
Post # 16
I don’t plan to change mine. I also have the option of creating an alias so that emails sent to first.maiden or emails sent to first.married go to the same inbox.