Post # 1
My recently married friend just emailed me from her new email address which has her new last name. She also made a new twitter account because again her old one included her old last name. It just never occurred to me all the changes that happen outside of legal documents and credit cards. I was joking with FI that I was going to have a bunch of numbers tacked onto my new email address because he has a SUPER common last name while I currently have a very uncommon last name.
Anyone else? Or was I alone in just missing this completely.
Post # 3
@beeintraining: I actually didn’t change anything, I added it to FB but kept my maiden name so that old friends could find me if they wanted. Maybe I am silly and don’t see the point or it could be that I am lazy…Oh well
Post # 4
@beeintraining: The worst may be professional publications. I was so glad I didn’t have to deal with it, but I know many people who published under a former name. Not fun!
Post # 5
@beeintraining: I haven’t bothered to change my email yet. DH keeps bugging me about it, which has made me procrastinate further as bugging him is fun! lol
Post # 6
I still have the same email address that uses my maiden name. It’s just an email, no big deal. Sometimes things still come up that still have my maiden name on it that I just never thought to change, but weren’t super important.
Post # 7
I was the super-excited bride that made a new email address as soon as we got back to real life after the wedding lol. I’m still using my old one for some stuff, but I wanted to change to one with my new last name, and one that was spam free!
I actually went to the SS Office this morning to legally become Mrs KB! woohoo! 🙂
Post # 8
After recently booking a trip, I realized I hadn’t changed my skymiles account (I don’t fly often).
Paypal wanted all kiiiinds of documentation to do my name change, so I just closed my original account and opened a new one.
I went through the email and social media thing, too.
Post # 9
You don’t realize where your name is until you change it! I don’t know why she had to close her Twitter, I was able to change my name in my account settings. BUt I’ve been slowly getting my name change done, every single account you have should be updated!
Really, the thing that annoyed me the most was changing my name at my bank, because when they sent me a new debit card, they changed my pin on me!
Post # 10
omg Sky Miles had me jumping through hoops to prove my name changed!
I also changed my banking (obviously) but forgot that my gym membership was linked up to the previous account– oops! luckily the gym was really understanding and took away the late payment fees!
My email still has my maiden name, but I also dropped my middle name and changed that to my maiden name– so now my email just looks like my first & middle names. Although I did create a joint email for the two of us when the need presents itself — wanted to grab it while it was available and didnt need 25 extra characters at the end!
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I’m not changing my email addresses. I have had them for a long time and I don’t want to lose the contacts that only have that address for me. The only social media I changed was my FB name.
Post # 12
I changed all social media sites before we got married. Loyalty cards I changed about a week before our wedding, and I made a new e-mail account that week too. Yesterday I changed over everything else (drivers license, bank, real estate). All I need to change now is my super and my union. That’s it.
Post # 13
ugh the name chaning never ends (or maybe it just feels like it because I’ve had to do so many documents twice because they screwed it up the first time!)…. I just realized that I haven’t changed my name on my precriptions… Let’s hope my drug plan still accepts the ones in my old name!
Post # 13
I’ve had the same user id for everything for years, this is actually the first time I used a different id than my standard one. So out of curiosity I did a Google search to find out how entrenched I was in social media. Turns out I have more than 40 sites with that id (including more than a dozen work related forums) so changing everything is gonna take time. I found a site that allows you to search dozens of sites to find out if a given id is taken. Fortunately my husband has an uncommon name so I don’t have to worry too much about someone else having taken it.
Post # 14
beeintraining: I still haven’t legally changed my name (will in a few months when i can get to the office during the day!), but i have changed all my other accounts. New email was easy, i just have my old email forwarding to my new one.
SweetFlower: Me too. I just changed my name on twitter and instagram. But i never had my last name as my account names.
Post # 15
Well, I don’t need to change my email because it doesn’t have my name… also, my facebook doesn’t even have my real last name, it has my family’s last name, but not my own.
I may create a new facebook just to start fresh, though.