When Dan put my ring on my finger, my brain immediately went into Bridezilla-mode:

  • Who do we have to invite?
  • How long have I got to lose the fat?
  • How the hell are we going to pay for this?
  • Etc, etc etc – thoughts that occupied my brain to the extent that I had trouble sleeping for at least two weeks. I was even incapable of napping while we were on our beloved holiday!

gmail Not long after that, my brain went into nerdBridezilla mode:

It turns out that my married name* is more common than Kane, so it\’s limited my options when choosing a new Gmail account name. Gmail is the centre of my online universe, so picking an appropriate account name ranked pretty highly on my list.

Do I go with my nickname for a Gmail account? Maybe the new business name**? Do I spell everything backwards?

I ended up grabbing 2 Gmail accounts, one featuring my full name including my middle name and one featuring my nickname. At least I have 18 months to work out which one I\’ll use :)

Now I just need to work on my colour-coded wedding invite list. It\’s colour-coded based on importance of particular groups being invited (i.e. red = must invite, yellow = if we can afford it, etc.)

* Yes, I\’m going to be all traditional and take on Dan\’s surname. Is that considered old-fashioned these days? Meh, whatever. Being a Kane girl has been a hard slog for the last 31 years and I think I\’ve earned the chance to graduate to a new surname.

** New business name yet to be thought-of. Suggestions welcome!

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3 thoughts on “I can get married now I have my new Gmail account

  1. I dont think its old fashioned, but then I was glad to get rid of my surname too.

    Maybe you’ll need to switch from designing to landscaping with the new name :P
    .-= Leigh´s last blog ..How to become a computer expert..yes..even you! =-.

    Posted on 26 August 2009 at 6:36 pm
  2. *thinks marriage is old fashioned and name changing even more so* :p

    glad you got your accounts though!!!

    Posted on 28 August 2009 at 7:04 pm
  3. I love that your name will be Laura Rose-Gardin(er)

    okay so it’s a tenuous pun but it’s cute

    Posted on 28 August 2009 at 9:04 pm