(Closed) Picking a new email address

posted 10 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I’m a little embarrassed to say what I did.  When GMail came out I had a feeling about how our relationship was going to go and I registered my future maiden name.  I didn’t actually get to use the name until this May….three and half years after I registered it!

But seriously, get a GMail account.  There is no way your provider’s email is better.  I assure you.

Post # 4
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960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Haha Niki, don’t worry. Just yesterday I checked to see if my new name is available on gmail (it is). Glad to know I’m not the only one

I agree, check gmail. If you dont want to do that, how about:

chelsea.b.lim or chelseablim

c.burnston.lim or cburnstonlim

Hope it helps! 

 

Post # 6
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did that before my wedding, but before we were engaged and wouldn’t you know someone out there had my e-mail already taken!  And my new last name isn’t common at all, so weird.  But love gmail!

Post # 7
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193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

 

I vote for chealsea.b.lim 🙂

 

Post # 8
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Haha! I could tell you had gmail because it’s the only provider that allows you to use periods (dots) in the prefix of your email address. I think? Anyway, I like option #2 (without the dots). In my opinion, I don’t think the length of the address matters as long as it’s easy to remember.

Post # 9
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184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I needed a more professional email and wanted to incorporate my new last name too … but I did it a little more subtly by using initials, then birthmonth and year, ala my Future Mother-In-Law.  Hers is [email protected] and mine is [email protected] (numbers are an example) Because of my unique pre-wedding initials, most people don’t know that I’m keeping my last name in there and just think I’m shortening Valerie, but I know! 😀

Post # 10
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754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

While Gmail lets you use dots, the dots don’t matter.  You own the name with and without the dots.  Go ahead, try it!

Post # 11
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208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I did the Gmail thing too, so you aren’t alone!  I think I did it the week we were engaged!

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