(Closed) Question for Gmail users who have changed last name

posted 9 years ago in Names
Post # 3
Member
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Sign up for a new email address (which you can then forward to your old one, or vice versa). I actually got my email addy years before the official engagement just to make sure it was available. πŸ˜‰

Post # 4
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You can’t change your email address on gmail.  You will have to sign up for a new one in order to get one in your married name.  Mine was almost impossible since my married name is more common than my maiden name.  To change your name on the send mail as you go to settings then accounts and input.  Next to the send mail as just click edit.

Post # 5
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69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In anticipation of a possible name change, I just registered for the email address of my future new name πŸ™‚   Luckily it was still available!   Then I just have it forwarded to my regular one, and with Gmail there’s an option to default reply from whichever email it was sent to, so no one should ever know you’re accessing it from the old email.

But I will keep watching the thread to see if there’s a better way to do it!

Post # 6
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

@MissNoche: THEY WILL KNOW! I used several accounts that I check in one place, and I discovered that mine were being sent “From: [Stupid Email] on behalf of [Professional Email]” which was pretty much the most embarrassing thing ever. πŸ˜‰ If they’re both legit email addresses I think it’s not a big deal though… it just means people will know your maiden name.

Post # 7
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

Wow- are you going cold turkey on removing your maiden name from everything? I think I’m going to keep my old email address πŸ™‚

Post # 8
Member
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I never even thought to get signed up for this!  My first and new last names are both pretty unique so hopefully it’s still available!

Post # 9
Member
1205 posts
Bumble bee

Good info!  I’ll be looking to see if I can snag my new name soon!

Post # 10
Member
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I checked and my new name isn’t available without numbers or something after it.  I’ve decided to keep my email address the same but I’m going to change the name that shows up, so my name will be First NewLast but my e-mail address will still be [email protected]

Post # 11
Member
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just did this, you go to settings, then click on the “Accounts and import” tab and then click on “edit info” under the “send mail as” section.

This is just to change your name, not your e-mail address.

Post # 12
Member
3124 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I also am in the camp of those who reserved the new name email… JUST IN CASE! πŸ˜‰

Post # 13
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1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Is it bad that I have no desire to change my name or the “nickname” portion?  Yikes…bad future wife Embarassed

Post # 14
Member
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

yep, @daisybride has it right…just go to gmail then settings then accounts and import and then you can edit the info/change your name!

yayy πŸ™‚ can’t wait to do this!!!!!!

Post # 15
Member
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sounds like someone already shared how to change the name, but yeah, it’s a bummer you have to create a new e-mail with your new name.  I did it before our wedding, but not far enough in advance to get FirstnameHislast, so I had to get Hislast.Firstname, which isn’t too bad…but dang, I thought our last name was more unique than it is, lol.

Post # 16
Member
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Spaniel:  Holy cow you’re right!  I just ran a test to confirm!  How embarassing…makes me think less of Gmail now πŸ˜‰  Luckily I kept my “stupid email” address separate!  Thanks for the heads up!

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