Friday, March 14, 2008
web domain and gmail address
I have never had a second thought about changing my maiden name. It is not very easy to pronounce, even I - after 24 years, slur the syllables. I always have to spell it out to strangers and my signature isn't very pretty. Also, my brother is planning on having upwards of 7 children so I certainly don't have to worry about passing it on. Using it as a middle or hyphenated name would make my full name epic in length.
Now Mr. Pineapple's name is not much easier, but it is - a smidge. Plus I think that taking his name is very romantic. I am actually very excited and feel like I can take on a whole new identity.
With the death of my current name looming in the horizon (ok, maybe that is a bit dramatic) I have already begun planning the transition. One of the first things that came to mind was my domain name. Currently, it is www.MissPineappleMaidenName.com. So, I quickly snatched up www.MissPineappleNewName.com and MissPineappleNewName@gmail.com. I have even started receiving emails at the new address from new clients. Mr. Pineapple thinks this is a bit strange, but I don't want to confuse people come October.
Now I know this is just a teeny tiny little detail, but it made my future life seem so much more real!
Has anyone else taken early steps to say goodbye to their maiden name?