To be able to choose good email names for your personal email address seems to be like hitting gems these days. Why? Because most of those ideally desired email names ideas are most likely to have been already taken. Gone are those days when you could easily choose your first name and last name as usernames on free and popular email services like Gmail, Yahoo & Outlook. Unless you are blessed with a very unique name, it’s almost next to impossible to choose such good email names that are simply made from concatenation of your first and last name. If you’re reading this post, it’s most likely that you’re into your teens and at this point in your life, you desire to choose good email address names that not only look unique, but also professional from your career front. In this post, I’ll be sharing some really useful tips to help you choose good email names for your personal email accounts.
Characteristics Of Good Email Names:
Before we dive into the tips to arrive at the best email names, let’s discuss some ideal characteristics of the good ones:
- They contain your first and last name
- They are short and easy to remember
- They are free from numbers
- They are free from adjectives/words of self-conceit like cool, sweet, handsome, pretty, ultimate, and the like.
But, the problem is – such ideal names for your email addresses are most probably already taken. No worries! Through this guide, I’ll help you choose at-least good email names, if not the ideal ones.
Selecting The Best Email Accounts:
These days, there are a myriad email services available where you can easily create a free email account. For example – Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, AOL, Mail.com, etc. are some of the top email brands in the industry. But, in your endeavor to create a professional/proper email address for your personal needs, it is equally important that you choose the best email service provider. Considering security and credibility, I’ll suggest you to go for either Gmail or Outlook. However, if you personally do not like my recommendation, feel free to try other options as well. Here is a good post on Hubspot where they have reviewed the top 5 and best email accounts in 2018. You can take some reference from here.
Tips To Choose Good Email Names:
Once you’ve shortlisted your preferred email account, it’s now the time to create/frame your desired email address. Here is an example:
My name is Abhishek Raj. An exact match keyword search on Google yields around 22 million results and on Facebook, the profiles with the exact name seem unlimited. In this scenario, do you think that I will be able to choose abhishekraj or any of its alterations as my ideal email address? Certainly not! Here are some step by step creative hints/guidelines to choose unique and good email names:
Step 1: Start with trying the ideal format first – Your First Name (followed by) Your Last Name OR Your First Name (underscore/dot) Your Last Name OR Your Last Name (underscore/dot) Your First Name
If you are able to choose the intended email name, you’re very lucky and your search ends right here. Otherwise, head on to Step no. 2 below.
Step 2: Try this format – Initial of First Name (followed by) Your Last Name OR Initial of First Name (underscore/dot) Your Last Name
Still unlucky? No worries, try something unique this time. Follow the Step no. 3 below.
Step 3: Try prefixing the desired email name with short forms that may include:
- Concatenated initials of your First/Last Name (followed by) initials of Last/First Name. For example, in my case, the prefix will be “ar” OR “ra” since my full name is Abhishek Raj. Using this clever trick, at the time of writing this post, I’m still able to choose [email protected] as my email id. This certainly looks quite neat and professional. Isn’t it?
- You may also try prefixing salutations like “Mr“, “Ms“, “Mrs” or even “er” – for engineer, “ca” – for chartered accountant and “doc” – for doctor if that suits your profession.
In case, you still turn out to be unlucky, please follow the step no. 4
Step 4: There are more than 7 billion people on our planet, and no doubt, there is fierce competition everywhere. The world of email accounts is no certainly not an exception. If you’re still unable to shortlist good email names, you can try the aforementioned steps from 1 to 3 on other less popular but credible email services like outlook and mail.com Keep on trying some clever combinations of first and last name that make sense, and I’m sure you’ll certainly hit the nail in the end.
Selection of Good Email Names: The Sooner, The Better!
Discovery of good email names on free email accounts like Gmail is not less than hitting a treasure. In the backdrop of email accounts getting saturated, the sooner you are able to register such good names for your email, the better it is going to be in the future.
Did You Hit The Nail?
I really hope that you have found my article resourceful and my post has helped you in capturing good and decent names for your personal email addresses. Looking forward to your comments below.