Post # 1
So, I’m getting married on April 10 and am planning to take my fiance’s last name.
I just activated email on my Blackberry and wanted to have a dedicated Blackberry email address and wanted the address to be [email protected]
But my last name is going to change in just a few months, should I just make my email address [email protected] or do you guys know if AT&T would allow me to change my phone email address to reflect my new last name?
Post # 3
I don’t know about at&t, but I did this a couple of years ago when I got a new email address. I had [email protected] and at the time I thought I was being so smart! Instead, people always ask, “what’s the “F” for?” and as soon as we’re married I’m switching to [email protected]. I’m not even keeping my middle name! Anyway, long story short, I don’t recommend the firstname middlename option. Worst case that they don’t allow you to change it, I’d just set it up with the new last name and tell people it’s because you’re that excited. haha.
Post # 4
I’m changing my name in a few months as well. I went ahead and ordered my business cards with the new last name (since we have to order in quantities of 1000) and changed my email to my last name. I’m not sure about AT&T but maybe you could call and ask them about the info you’re wondering. There are a few things I think would be bad luck with doing BEFORE you’re married (like wearing your wedding band), but changing your last name at work or an email address a few months before your wedding wouldn’t be a big deal!
Post # 5
Can you make the new email address with your future name and just not use it or give it out publicly until after the wedding?
Post # 6
I have a similar issue that I need help with! I am starting a new career that requires marketing myself (I am training to be a health counselor). We are not going to be married until fall 2011, but I want to start my business with my new name – email, business cards etc. – so that I am consistent and clients don’t get confused later when I change it. Is it too soon? What do you think?
Post # 7
I’m with frugal_faye, can you put your new name down and then not give it out for a month or something if you’re worried it’s too soon?
@ScarletJwl, I think Fall 2011 is a bit too far away to be using a married name already. Have you considered opening your company in your maiden name and then keeping your maiden name for any professional correspondance?