(Closed) How do you present yourself with your new last name?

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Usually I just say “this is Artbee NewName, I recently got married, you probably have me down as “Artbee OldName.”

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah if Im calling a doctor office or something I will say “This is Pitbullover Newname but you might have me in your system as Pitbullover OldName”

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just had to do this because I have all of my yearly doctor’s appts coming up and they all have my old name. I keep saying “you probably have me listed as ‘Canam Old Last Name’. I got married, can I give you my new name?”

I was making a dentist appointment the other day as I was waiting for a meeting to start at work, and I’ve only been here for 4 months, so they’ve only known me by my new name. When I said “Hi, this is Canam Old Last Name” the whole room stopped and was like “who??”. It was pretty funny because to me, it still comes naturally to say my old last name.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

In emails, I usually write the first line as “Hi Person – This is CanAm Old Last Name, but I was married in September, hence the name change.” Just make sure the subject line is specific so they will be sure to open it.

I recently did this with my old mortgage broker. I haven’t spoken to him in years, but we are looking to refinance and I wanted to use him again. I’ll admit, it was a bit awkward coming up with the first line.

With most cases, I usually start off with my old last name and then explain the change. That way people know right away who they’re talking to.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I had a co-worker who signed her emails “Firstname Newlastname, formerly Oldlastname” after she got married. She would speak on the phone the same when introducing herself.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I won’t have to do this for a while, but when I answer the phone or whatever, I’m sure it’s going to be, “Hi, this is GreenEyedMoon OldLastNa- Um.  I mean.  This is GreenEyedMoon NewLastName.  Sorry.”

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