(Closed) Email Address with Married Name

posted 9 years ago in Names
  • poll: Which married email should I choose/did you choose?
    [email protected] (but this will turn out being long) : (13 votes)
    43 %
    [email protected] (I find this less professional) : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Something else (explain below) : (13 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 5
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    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

    Or have you played with things like underscores or dashes?  Those look more professional than numbers, but still could help differentiate your address from existing ones.  If you’re using it for your work, you probably don’t want one that is super long, it will be harder for clients to remember.

    Personally, I’m only going to hyphen my last name, and plan to keep my e-mail addresses (personal and work) the same, but change my signature line to show my new name.

    Post # 7
    Member
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    what about Last.firstinitialmiddleinitial?

    so if your name was Jane Marie Doe your address would be [email protected]

    I agree about the random numbers. It’s definitely not professional.

    Post # 9
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    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    i have the same problem! uncommon last name now, but very common future last name. after playing around with options, i chose [email protected]. my first preference was for [email protected], but that was unavailable. i think too many periods (first.middleinitial.last) gets too confusing.

    Post # 10
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    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Have you considering just changing your email signature, and how your name appears, but keeping your current email address?  If you’re having a lot of trouble finding something that works, that may be an option.

    Post # 12
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    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    In Gmail, you don’t have to worry about the periods.  You own all of the possible combinations with the periods.  Go ahead, try it out.  For example, I signed up with [email protected]  But an email addressed to [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] all will come to me.  My preference is to have no periods, they are just unnecessary.

    Post # 13
    Member
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    What about some combination of the names and a one-word descriptor of whatever type of freelancing it is you do? [email protected] or [email protected]. Do you have a "company" name for yourself? Because you could use that as well. Unless this is going to be a personal email address too..

    Post # 14
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    my married email (yes, i already have it, but don’t use it yet!)

    is:

    [email protected].

    get it?  my first name and last name, no vowels! like Jane Smith would be: [email protected]

    fiance has his like that too.  Worth a try!

     

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I know what you mean!  My new last name will be very common.  My name is Andrea but I went with Ann for my email since I couldn’t find any combination with my inital or real first name for an email with the common last name.  Do you have any nicknames that aren’t necessarily unprofessional?

    Post # 16
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    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I though going with [email protected] was a great idea… I’ve had it for over 2 years and HATE it! I can’t wait to get my married email going. It’s so hard to say a long email with lots of periods over the phone or when people are writting it down. The simpler the better! Good luck!

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