Post # 1
Hi everyone! After the drama that was indefinitely postponing our mini wedding after the UK lockdown in January, we’ve finally managed to confirm that we can definitely get married this month! With this has come a bunch of admin I was putting off (changing name paperwork prep, mostly). I’ve noticed for some people I know they kept their maiden name in their email address and some people have changed theirs. If you (or your partner) changed your name or plan to – have you changed your address? Was it worth the effort?
Post # 2
I didn’t change it until I was applying for jobs, that wayit wasn’t confusing to anyone looking at my resume. Otherwise, I didn’t see the big deal. I got divorced last year and haven’t changed it from my married name – it’s just too much work (haha).
Post # 3
I changed both my personal and work emails after I got married.
I still technically have access to my old personal email, but I probably only check it a few times a month. I have mostly left it to filter out a lot of marketing emails.
Post # 4
No, I tried, but I had so many things coming to my old e-mail address I ended up just keeping it
Post # 5
I changed my work email and the IT Dept had the old one continue to resolve to the new one — it may still, not sure. But, I added a tag line to my signature block in red italics or something that directed people to note the name change — left that in place until I was sure everyone was used to the change.
I may not have bothered to change my personal address, except that it contained my former husband’s last name, so….yeah. 😀 I did keep the old one though as it’s tied to so many things, so now it’s a great landing spot for junk mail. I only transitioned friends/family over to the new one and local businesses that I was confident wouldn’t sell it to some mailing list. Amazon, for example, has my new name but still my old email.
Post # 6
I made a new Gmail for my new name and changed my work email, but I still kept (and use) my old emails and just have them forward to my new one so I have 1 inbox.
Post # 7
Yes I did. Just had everything from my old email forwarded to my new email. It was easy.
I had a super common name before and would get spammed soooo much or people emailing me by mistake, I was happy to change it.
Post # 8
I got a new one before the wedding for wedding-related stuff… never used it! My personal email didn’t have my maiden name in it so I still use that. My work email did change I think, but I started at a new company a year after so that has always had my married name. So, I guess not?
Post # 9
I did change my main one. My old one had ended up getting a lot of spam so I was ready to change it anyway.
Post # 10
I changed my work email address. My personal email still had my maiden name and it had been 4 years now.
Post # 11
I changed my name when I got married but did not change my email address that’s linked to my maiden name. Couldn’t be bothered. It’s been 4 years and hasn’t caused any issues so I will prob just keep it as is forever.
Post # 12
My work email was changed and merged with my previous address. I did create a new account with my new last name, partially because my married name is much easier to spell than my maiden name and also because I didn’t want there to be confusion. I kept my old account though and still use it for signing up for various websites that I know will result in a lot of spam mail.
Post # 13
I did, but partly because my old email address was a corny one I made as a teenager. Think something like milkywaygirl123 type thing. My new email address is first name.last name. I had a separate one for work resumes that I had rarely used with my maiden name, and I just didn’t maintain it because I’d only used it for one job for a few emails.
Post # 14
Yes. You can just set up most email to forward to a new address.
Post # 15
I kept my prior Gmail address but changed the name associated with it, so the sender’s name is my married name but the actual address is my maiden name. Seemed easier than trying to come up with a new Gmail address that no one else has used.