Post # 1
Lol I can’t believe this is even a problem for me but I need your input Bees!
I’m a hobbyist photographer but lately I’ve been getting requests from people and businesses that actually want to pay me for my work (holy crap!). So aside from getting all the legal stuff set with starting a business, I need to start thinking about my site and set up a new email account, but I can’t decide if I want to use my current last name or my future married last name (to go!) in the address.
So should I go with my current last name (and change it later?) or my future last name?!
Post # 3
Use your future! There is nothing, NOTHING more annoying than emailing someone and their address is out of date. The other option would be to give your company a name and make the email address that.
Post # 4
I think that you should have two. One that is for the business that is the business name and one that is yours with your future name, then primarily use the one with the business name.
Post # 5
I think yahoo has an option where you an have multiple addresses tied to the same account. the other email providers may have the same option. Perhaps you could also use your first and middle name?
Post # 6
PERSONALLY – I would create a business name for your email, even it is [email protected] – – that way you are not jinxing your future name before you actually have it (not that I am superstitious…. but I do think this may be tempting fate)
Post # 7
I agree with PPs – I’d create a business name or I’d just use your first name in the email. Or check into linking them, I suppose.
Post # 8
leave last name off email address.
When I set up my major email addy I was not even engaged but Darling Husband actually said “dont use yoru last name it is gonna change soon :D”. I use my first and middle name
Post # 9
Thanks for the input all!
So for sure current last name is out. Now my problem is my first and middle name are extremely common and therefore already taken addy wise. For some reason the thought of adding a number at the end of it doesn’t appeal to me.
Also it’s so annoying that every name that I think of for the company is also taken lol. So I feel like the business name may end up just being my first and last name. Argghhh!!!