Post # 1
I love my current email address, at least as much as one can love an email address.
It’s my firstinitialmiddleinitiallastname so if my name were Jane Doe Smith my email is jdsmith. However I’m trying to come up with a new email for my future last name and I’m stumped! Every combination I come up with is not working! They are all taken and I don’t know what to do…
I know I’m doing this a little early but evidently I should have done it earlier.
What is your email address combination? LastnameFirst, InitialLast, etc.
Post # 3
I reserved my email a while ago too. I used [email protected]
I have a very uncommon name and he has a very uncommon last name so I was lucky that it wasn’t taken and probably would not have been had I waited. I also like myfirsthislast.
Post # 4
Mine is the same. I was married in April but I have not changed it. I know it still reflects my ex’s last name but I don’t know what to do. To be honest, I haven’t even tried my new name. I know at my job there are people who have been married for 3+ years and human resources/it has still not changed their email for them, so I just didn’t even bother. I did change my email signature to my new name though.
ETA: I have been working at my job for 21 years. If I changed my email at work (which they would have to do at headquarters) no one would know who I was!
Post # 5
Yeah, I had no success in getting a gmail account with [email protected] and any other combination 🙁 Very sad indeed.
Post # 6
I really want to change it, we are getting married young and before I go to grad school so therefore before I start my professional career. I will be going with this name for the rest of my life and it seems silly to have an email address that does not reflect it.
Post # 7
FI owns the domain www.”hislastname”.com (i.e. http://www.Smith.com). Both of us as well as my FBIL & FSIL all have our names @ “hislastname”.com.
For example, mine’s [email protected]”hislastname”.com. Easy peasy!
Post # 8
My last name is quite common. My gmail is firstmiddleinitiallastname. If you’re comfortable using your middle name including it might reduce the chances that it’s used. You could also tack on your maiden last name before his last name.
Post # 9
@AB Bride: I’ve tried that combination, I would never use my full middle name however. Also, my current last name will no longer be part of my legal name what so ever, it is being dropped.
This is so frustrating.
Post # 10
My current email is firstinitiallastnamefavorite# and I reserved my new email quite a while ago and was able to get firstinitialhislastnamefavorite#.
What about something like firstname.middleinitial.hislastname? Or hislastname.firstinitial? Or hislastnamefirstinitialmiddleinitial? Those are some combinations that my friends use.
Post # 11
Would you consider throwing in you maiden name initial? It doesn’t have to be a part of your legal name but it might be enough to get the email address you want.
Something else to consider: My university email is firstinitial,middleinitial,partoflastname. I don’t think it’s ideal, but my last university email was the same but with the initials at the end instead of the beginning so it was easy to remember. My last name is just too common!
Post # 12
I had the same problem with mine! My new last name is more common so I had to go with my nickname last name. My full name didn’t work.
Post # 13
my current one is last name and first two letters of my first name. In the case of Jane Smith, [email protected]
My one I made for my new last name is abrev first name middle initial new last name. So Abigail Marie Smith, [email protected]
Post # 14
I go by MtFirst MyLast HisLast, so was able to get [email protected]
Post # 15
I’m going to give you a bunch of suggestions using a period between parts, but you could substitute a dash – or an underscore _ or even a number 9 to make it work. You’ll definitely find one!
Using Jane Doe Smith:
there are literally thousands of combinations you can use! Good luck!
Post # 16
My old email was [email protected]. To get a combo that would work with my new married name, I had to go with [email protected]. It took a while to find something that wasn’t taken though.