Post # 1
Call me overly enthusiastic, but as soon as we started talking (seriously) about marriage, I just had to find out if I could get a gmail address with his last name. Even though I have an unusual spelling of my first name, I hadn’t been able to get [email protected] for my own name. I checked, and it was available! I told my SO oh tee hee look at that it’s available. He actually thought it was cute that I’d checked and told me to take it. So I did. I don’t have a ring yet but I have a new email address! (Obviously not gonna start using it now though)
I do still feel a little bit like a crazy person for doing it though, as I’ve never been the type of girl who dreamily added boys names to her own.
Post # 3
Haha, I have actually been wondering if I will be able to get a [email protected] email address with my married name because my current name is SUPER common. It took me like 50 tries to get any sort of variation of my first & last name; I seriously was thisclose to giving up and just choosing [email protected] or something! Haha
My married name will be much less common, so I’m excited!
Post # 4
I actually did the same thing, reserved it (with his knowledge!) before we were officially engaged. Now that we are officially engaged, I filter all my email to that email address. I don’t send mail from it, but it’s convenient to not have to worry about moving all my old mail over later!
Post # 6
My email address is [email protected]. Darling Husband, BIL, SIL and I all have those addresses. It feels like we’re part of a little club or something, lol. I had it looooong before we were engaged (like 4 years before) and I used it as my primary address.
Post # 7
@caybaybay: LOL! That was one of the first things I did when I got engaged. I am [email protected], but I couldn’t do that with FH’s name, so I will be [email protected]. Can’t wait to start using it!
Post # 8
I registered a version of a gmail address with my married name about 3-4 months before the proposal! I wish I’d thought of it a year ago 🙂
Post # 9
I love my current email address and wish I had picked out my new one before I got engaged. It was absolutely impossible to get a new one with my future name!
Current is [email protected]
New is [email protected]
Post # 10
I just did this the other day, and felt a little weird! ahaha glad that there are others out there in the same boat. My new last name is a local car dealership (SO’s Uncle) so I wanted to be sure i snatched it up. mine is my first initial my middle initial, and new last name! it was all i could find still available!
Post # 11
I did it before the wedding, but not before the engagement. My new email is [email protected] (the dots are optional in gmail, it’s the same address with or without them). The new name combination is much more common than my old one, so it took a few tries to find a version that was still available. If you know you’re going to use it eventually and he’s aware of it, you might as well reserve your name while you still can. 🙂
Post # 12
lol, I am not changing my name, but I just signed up for a new married spam account! FI is going to think this is so funny when I email him after the wedding with my new account!
Post # 13
haha I registered a .com for our wedding website about a week before he proposed! shhhh 🙂