Post # 1
I start a new job in two weeks and I know any legal things will have to go by my maiden (legal) name and be changed after the wedding in December. However, do you think it is an odd request if I ask my future employer to set up my email and logins with my future married name? It seems like a huge hassle for them to have to change everthing only three and a half months after I start my new job.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
It depends – you’d have to ask them. My work would not. In order for them to change my email I needed both my social security card and drivers license with my new name printed on it before they would change my email and logins.
Post # 3
Bring it up to your new boss, I’m sure the company would understand. It would be easier in the long run. They might ask if hypha mantling for now could work, then transition to the married name. Then there will not be as much confusion. I’m pretty sure that what my manager did. The old paper work in hyphanated but she currently goes by her married name.
Post # 4
my work is the same as yours. OP best person you can ask is your HR person at your new place of work.
Post # 5
ah see this is what I was wondering. Ok I’ll have to just ask what their policy is.
Post # 6
I used to be the person ordering business cards and email addresses. I would have LOVED if someone chose to use their future name because it is so much easier. I don’t see why your work wouldn’t allow you to use another name, honestly.
Post # 7
At my current job, I’m the person in charge of business cards and someone else is in charge of all the logins, but I’ve seen what a pain that is! If we were getting married in a year, or even six months, I wouldn’t do it. But just by the time everyone starts getting used to my email and everything, I’d have to change it.
Post # 8
I was in a similar situation and was recently married only a few months after starting a job. It was much easier than I anticipated it would be for HR to change my login information. They also put a forward on my old e-mail account immediately after I returned from my honeymoon so I haven’t missed anything. It probably won’t be as much of a hassle for them as you might think, but only they can make that call.
Post # 9
i had a coworker who started at our office, and left to get married 2 weeks later. she let it be known that her name was changing but all her accounts, logins, email, etc were in her maiden name because that was her name when she started.
you can mention it to HR that your name will be changing and see what they suggest as they’ll know how long business cards and logins and emails take to change. my coworker used her maiden name in emails for a while and had email forwarding for a few weeks. she sent an officewide memo that her email had changed due to a name change.
Post # 10
My company wouldn’t as we have govt contracts. It makes sense to ask anyway.
When my coworker got married, her email reflected her maiden name until she left a year and a half later. She was only able to change her signature.
Post # 11
My work is another that uses full, legal names only for e-mails, etc. They don’t make exceptions because all of our emails are [email protected]
so it would make it confusing for someone trying to contact you that only knows your actual name (which can be looked up). It can’t hurt to ask though.