Post # 1
When I change my name I’d like to get a new email address. My future last name is relatively common. Most people call me by my nickname, so my current email address includes my nickname and the first part of my last name (for example: MissySilver for Melissa Silverburg). it is cute and I like it.
However, my nickname and the first part of my future last name or the full last name isn’t available. The problem with my full first name is that it is an unusual spelling which is often overlooked. So for example, if my name were Michele, someone who wasn’t looking closely at [email protected] might not notice and write [email protected]. So I try to avoid using my full name since people look right at it and spell it wrong
I read somewhere that someone was adding Mrs. to the beggining of their email address. That’s a neat idea. I don’t want to add numbers. I want something simple that I can say to someone and have them remember.
Any ideas on how to vary the email address without making it complicated? – So if I were Melissa Silverburg and MissySilver, MissySilverburg and Missy.Silver were already taken, what would be some other options?
I hope this question makes sense. Let me know if I need to explain it better. Thanks.
Post # 3
I would use your middle initial. MissyJSilverbug or maybe just m.silverbug
My name is really long so it is currently m.silverbug
I personally do not like putting mrs at the begining of your e-mail address.
Post # 4
I went ahead and registered my married name email about 6 months ago. My maiden name is so popular that I have [email protected] but when i get married I get to change to [email protected] so I am excited to cut it down! FIs last name is long and german!
But that does’t help your situation. If you use your email for work I would suggest you rethink the Mrs.. it doesnt sound professional to me. I would go with Full first middle initial new last or nickname middle initial new last. I hope that helps!
Post # 5
I’d say first initial and last name will get rid of the problem with first name spelling and also name vs. nickname question.
[email protected] or [email protected]
Post # 6
I don’t use my email for work (other than if I were applying for jobs, I guess – good point). But yeah, I’m not that wild about adding Mrs but it is the best idea I’ve seen.
My middle name starts with an e, so if the email address were all lowercase, it would make it sound like a word: i.e., missyesilver – which I think looks funny.
Post # 7
why dont you try a different email client?
Post # 8
I copied what my Fiance has done, since his last name is common regionally.
Melissa Jones marries Jeff Silverburg
Jeff’s email: [email protected]
Melissa’s former email: [email protected]
Melissa’s married email (since msilverburg is taken): [email protected]
Well… okay, that’s not totally true – that last example was taken, so I ended up with [email protected] instead (his-last-abbreviated dot first-name maiden-initial) since I’m changin my maiden name to my middle name.
Does that make any sense? I guess I don’t win at the “not complicated” game. It works for me because now his and my email addresses are super similar (or will be once I change over in 6 weeks), with the same number of letters, etc.
Post # 9
@snake – Gasp! 😉 And leave gmail. Never! JK, I’d consider it but having tried the other providers, I am a devout gmail user.
Post # 10
You just reminded me to do this. I thought I would be in the same situation you are but to my surprise they had [email protected] available! I am a little shocked since the last name is not super unique and neither is my first name. Thanks for the reminder!!
Post # 11
I’ve been using my current email addys for so long, I’m not adding a new one, lol. I can’t see where I’d want to change. (If I haven’t created a new one for our attempts at getting published, I’m not gonna bother now! LOL!)
(yes, I have more than one. I currently have 2 I use frequently, 2 for my art, and two wedding related. That isn’t including the three at hotmail -only use one frequently- and one at yahoo that I’ve started using again. Email fanatic? not at all. ;P)
Post # 12
I would look into cutting it down shorter just using maybe first initial, or first and middle initial + new last name. or check out including a period or just run it all together.
Post # 13
just a reminder for gmail:
[email protected] is considered the same email as
just an FYI!
Post # 15
Yes, snake is right. I just tested it out by emailing myself with a “.” in the middle and it went through.
Thanks for the ideas, ladies.