(Closed) does a new name = a new email

posted 10 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I’ve already created my new email address with my new name – even though I won’t be using it until I get married in August

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Most people I know create a new email address, but I do know a few that just use their old.  If you create a new one, just send out a mass email, and then have all of the email from the old address forwarded to the new one so that you don’t miss anything.  The only thing that’s a pain that I’ve noticed so far is having to log out to find an old email.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I created a new email with my new name with gmail and set up my old email to retrieve all emails from the new account and it also allows me to send emails under either email address.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ll be keeping my old and creating a new one as well. I’ll start using my new one primarily, but I’ll still check my old one once in awhile I think. I know people who do both- totally change over, or totally keep their old ones. I think it’s whatever you want!! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Oh gee other thing to worry about.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My work email will change bc I’m a teacher and our email is set by the county that I work in. I’m glad bc my last name now is my married name from my first marriage. I know it’s a bit of a hassle to change it on everything, but I’m kind of looking forward to it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

If you’re changing your name, I’d suggest that you definitely get a new email address. I have two colleagues who changed their names when they got married, but whose email addresses contain their maiden names. Even though I know this, whenever I receive an email from one of them I spend a few seconds thinking, "Who in the world?" And I’m sure it must be quite confusing for people who don’t know them personally to get an email with one name in the address, but signed by someone with a different name.

 Just my two cents. I’m lazy enough that this is a compelling reason for me not to change my name ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I’m keeping my old one at work, but creating a new one for personal use. I’ve already created it on gmail, I just don’t use it yet ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You should be able to keep the old one if you want, but change the way your name shows up through the Settings menu (for example, your email would still be [email protected], but when people get email from you, they’d see Janie S. Jones as the sender).  That’s probably the easiest way to go about it if you don’t want to change everything over.

If I ever decide to change my name, it would just be to tack FI’s onto my own, so I still wouldn’t bother changing my email addresses (they ALL use my last name because it’s very uncommon).

Post # 12
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Wannabee

I know quite a number of people who kept their old e-mail addresses, with their maiden name, but changed the name on the e-mail to include their new name as well…ex. from Jane Doe to Jane Doe Smith. I think it depends on how many people have your e-mail address…if there are a lot, it might be easier just to keep the old one for now. Another thing you can do is create a new e-mail address with your new name and sync them up on outlook, mac mail, etc. and do the "reply to" with the new address. When people stop e-mailing the old, you can delete the account. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Good question — I hadn’t thought about this! I think I’ll create a new account and set up the old account to forward whatever messages aren’t switched right away.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I plan to change mine.  In fact, I was such a nerd that I set up a new gmail account (which I haven’t used yet) the night we got engaged.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ll keep my current one for awhile, but add the new one too, just to make the transition easier.

I’ve heard soem girls get their new e-mail adress before they actually change their name, so they make sure its available.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I created a new email, but they’re both in gmail, so I can access both when only logged into one account. ๐Ÿ™‚

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