If you took your husband's last name, did you also make a new email?

posted 2 years ago in Names
  • poll: Did you create a new email address after taking husband's last name?
    Yes : (67 votes)
    60 %
    No : (28 votes)
    25 %
    I didn't take his last name so not applicable : (17 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 16
    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I didn’t 🙂  My maiden name is my middle name, and I still use it when introducing myself to people-so didn’t see the point of changing it.  People still know who I am.  That being said, my first and maiden names are pretty distinctive (more so than my married name).

    Post # 17
    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Yes, I did. My old email was [email protected] and my maiden name is VERY hard to spell. My new email is firstname.maiden/middle [email protected]

    I set up the new account to forward to the old one and changed my reply-from address. So my “home” account is still my old one but they are essentially connected in every way (thanks gmail for making this super easy).

    I did not set up an auto-reply on my old address that I had a new one. All the emails are going to the same place, so it wasn’t like I was going to miss anything. A few of my recently-married friends set up the auto-reply, which I found mildly annoying.

    My work built me a new email address as well, but we run off of gmail so it’s the same deal, they are all aliases of each other with my original email being the “home” base.

    Post # 18
    3420 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    I didn’t change my email address because I didn’t think it was necessary to do so. None of my personal emails have my name and changing my work email seemed silly because I’d only be changing a single letter in the email and it didn’t seem worth it.

    Post # 19
    534 posts
    Busy bee

    namsayin :  Interestingly, I haven’t had a chance to legally change my last name to my husband’s yet, but I go by it socially and had registered for the new email before we got married.

    My first name is kind of common but my maiden name is quite uncommon in western countries. But his last name is very common in his culture. So with the combination of my common first name with his common last name, the email address was already taken, so I had to add the initial of my maiden name.

    Post # 20
    2651 posts
    Sugar bee

    Yes, but I never have my name in my email. Though, after 20 years, I was ready to ditch the old email and have a new one. It’s been almost 2 years and there are still odd ball accounts I don’t use often that I find I need to switch (like Shutterfly), but otherwise it hasn’t been bad. 

    I still have my old address and it goes to my phone to make sure I don’t miss anything until I feel like most of those odd balls accounts are switched. But, I don’t use it actively and everyone who sends me an email sends it to my new one. 

    Post # 21
    9733 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    No but because all of my “new name” were taken.

    Post # 22
    1364 posts
    Bumble bee

    I did, partially because I had let my old email address get pretty funxky with junk mail and needed a new one anyway.  So I now use my old email for junk and my new one for legit stuff.  And I also made a shared new shared email for both of us. 

    Post # 23
    6533 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    namsayin :  my personal email address remains as it ever was, because I can’t be bothered changing it.  Work automatically changed to my new name though, without even telling me.

    Post # 24
    674 posts
    Busy bee

    namsayin :  I did but it took about a year. Although I always wanted to change my last name I think changing my email made it more real than changing it on my ss or driver’s license (go figure), maybe it was also having to keep track of both inboxes while the switch was happening? 

    Post # 25
    34 posts

    I actually set it up as we started to seriously talk about a wedding. I have been using it to organized my wedding planning. We are not engaged yet but will be soon.

    Post # 26
    7910 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Darling Husband made me a new email account, but I still use my maiden name one as my primary account. 

    Post # 27
    1973 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

    Yes I made a new email with my new name. 

    Post # 28
    33 posts
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Yes! My maiden name is very common and his isn’t, so I was pretty excited to discover I could have a firstname.lastname account. I made it and started using it before we were even engaged. I still have my old one too but have switched most things over.

    Post # 29
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    We got married in July, I still havent changed it, but plan to. But even before we married, I opened an email account with my new last name. Havent used it yet though. 

    Post # 30
    3541 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

    SayIDoSeptember :  Did you try different variants like first initial, middle initial, last name @ whateverdomain.com? I’d  be so bummed had mine been taken. Fortuntaly, my husband has an uncommon Italian last name so I had no trouble getting the email address I wanted when I took his name. 

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