Gen
Master June 2019

Did you change your email address?

Gen, on December 4, 2018 at 12:44 PM Posted in Married Life 0 25
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I’ve been thinking about how annoying it would be to have to create a new email address with my married name instead of my maiden name, to have to change the email that’s used on all my accounts, to have to check both accounts to make sure I don’t get important mail in the old one...

Did you all bother changing your email address when you changed your last name, or did you continue to use the account with your maiden name? If you did change it, how annoying was it to reset everything? Were you able to figure out a way to get the emails forwarded to your new account?

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  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
    No I haven’t even thought about changing my email.
  • M&M Bride
    Super September 2018
    M&M Bride ·

    No, I decided just to keep my email address. Everyone already knows it so it just seemed like a hassle to change it. Also spelling my new last name is significantly harder than my maiden name!

  • ArizonaDreaming
    Dedicated April 2020
    ArizonaDreaming ·

    I made a new one. I will be using my current one still, as I am making my current last name a second middle name.

  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·

    I'm going to change my email, and just set an automatic response for the old one with my new email (and forward all emails to my new address).

  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·

    I changed my email to my new last name and have slowly been transitioning to using it. If you have a gmail account it is very easy to forward your emails from the old gmail address to the new one.

  • Lacy
    Super December 2018
    Lacy ·
    I have a new email address already with my new name and will start forwarding everything to it after the wedding.
  • Danielle
    Expert March 2019
    Danielle ·

    I haven't decided yet, but I know my sister is still using the one with her maiden name, and tomorrow is her 10 year anniversary!

  • Arlene
    Devoted March 2020
    Arlene ·

    I am not married yet but I thought about that too however my email does not have my last name in it but my middle name so it makes no difference, only thing would just my actual profile name to my email. If I did I do not think I would change it, I have to much linked to this email.

  • Bailey
    Super March 2019
    Bailey ·
    I am not changing my email, but I am keeping my last name and just adding his to have two last names.
  • Tammy
    Super October 2018
    Tammy ·

    I haven't changed my personal email since college so I doubt I'll start now LOL


    I wasn't going to change my work one because I'm lazy and it seemed like a lot of work (I haven't even begun changing my last name yet haha) but my IT did it and forwarded my email then told me about it... since everything forwards its not a big deal. Honestly if I wasn't forced to do it I probably wouldn't have.

  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
    I think I will create a new address and then have everything forward
  • Victoria
    VIP October 2018
    Victoria ·
    I changed mine and forwarded the emails from my old account to my new one. I made a list of all of my credit cards and bank accounts and had two columns to check off - one that I changed my email with then and one for when my name was officially changed with them. I was cruising through all the changes until I got lazy. 😊

    We also set up a household email account that we can both access for all of our monthly household bills to go to. This makes it easier so that when one of us forgets the password to the water account we don't have to wait for the other one to check their email and reset the password.
  • Sunshine
    Expert January 2019
    Sunshine ·
    I’m changing mine since it’s my first initial and last name. I’m not getting rid of it but making the new one for my main emails and the old one for less important stuff. I will be applying for jobs again and I think it’ll be easier to have my current name.
  • Sunshine
    Expert January 2019
    Sunshine ·
    I should add I already have like 4 email addresses so it’s not much of a big deal to me to add a new one lol!
  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·

    The only one I created right away was for my art business. The rest I haven't bothered to change. Once it makes sense for me to change any of them (professionally, or if I transfer our cable/internet service, etc.) then I will. The good thing is that accounts like gmail are free and easy to set up so it's not much of a pain in the butt!

  • AQuixoticBride
    VIP July 2018
    AQuixoticBride ·

    I didn't change my name, but literally none of the friends who did actually changed their email addresses. You can just change the name that displays with the address without changing the address.

  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·

    I created a new email address! My husband pointed out jokingly a few months ago that I had not changed my instagram handle or email address - so I embarked on a mission to create a new gmail account with my last name. However my new name is even more common, and literally everything without a bunch of random numbers was taken except for "the[firstname][lastname]@gmail.com"! I claimed the email address but it feels a little too embarrassing to give out!

    So now I joke that I'm like The Ohio State University!


    *If you use gmail it's really easy to set up mail forwarding between your accounts!

  • Deirdre
    Super March 2018
    Deirdre ·

    I kept my old one. It was the only thing I didn't bother to change for the exact reason I didn't want to have to update everything.

  • BB-H
    VIP September 2018
    BB-H ·

    I changed my email, but I set up the old account to forward to the new account. It didn't take me too long, and I let important parties know of the change right away.

  • Charlie
    Dedicated September 2019
    Charlie ·

    No, when we moved into our first home together,
    I created one with both our names and his last name...this was way before we got engaged but it made things easier and we considered ourselves pretty much "unofficially" married anyway.
    I had a tiny feeling that we were going to be engaged in the future anyway.



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