Last Updated on July 19, 2021 by Biswajit Nath
In this digital era, Email is the most effective way to communicate through. No matter you are a teenager or a professional, you need some really good email names that can reflect your identity but also give you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd.
As almost half of the total population in this world is using the internet, it becomes a really tough task to find a good email name with giant email providers like Gmail. It is almost impossible to find an email name containing your good name without adding some unnecessary parts like numbers and symbols unless you have a very unique and uncommon name.
Don’t get disappointed. I am here with some methods through which you can find a good email address for yourself containing your good name.
What are the Good Email Names?
Are you wondering, what types of emails are regarded as good?
Let me explain with an example. Say, you have chosen firstname.lastname@example.org. Does the term ‘XYZblabla’ reflect any idea about the owner of the email address or a brand? Simply, no!
You need to choose an email name that reflects your identity, either your name or your brand.
Some basic points you should always keep in your mind while choosing good email names,
- Your email name should reflect your identity
- Your email name should be short and sweet
- Do not consider adding unnecessary parts like numbers and symbols to your email name.
- Avoid using unprofessional words like dude, hot, cool, etc.
- Do not use any random word, that will make it unprofessional.
- Avoid using short forms of a word that we use while chatting or messaging.
- Do not use Email Name Generators that produce some random meaningless names.
The Best Personal Email Address Ideas
There are several reasons why we want to choose a good personal email address for ourselves. First and foremost, when you send an email, the receiver can firstly have a quick look at the name of the person that sends that email. In this case, if you give your best effort in choosing the best personal email address for yourself, you can brag about it that it represents your personality. It is true that names speak a lot about one’s character.
Getting a good email name for your personal use or business needs some brainstorming. Avoid choosing a random name suggested by the email provider in a hurry. Consider the below-listed ideas to have a perfect one,
1. First Try Using Your Good Name
First, try to use the First Name Surname format for your email address. Most of the people use their names as example “johnsmith”. This is one of the most popular and conventional format ever. If you wish to be unique, then use underscore or dot. For eg. if your name is Michael Wilson John you can have emails like email@example.com or even firstname.lastname@example.org. You can insert a dash also between the name (this will be your email account).
You might not be able to have one by this method for the giant and most popular Email provider – Gmail. But, don’t get disappointed. You still have the chance of getting the desired one through other reputed service providers. You might consider the following email providers,
2. Try Using Your Profession or Designation
In the process of selecting your personal email address, there is no such rule that a good email name always should have the name only. You can add your profession to your email name. If you are a doctor, you may consider adding dr before your name i.e. DrYourName@gmail.com. Similarly, you can add Professor, CA, Engineer, etc, behind your name and use it as your email id.
3. Try Shortening Your Name
You may also try to shorten your name to have a good email address, keeping in mind that it perfectly represents the original one. For example, you may choose Frank or Frankie for your real name Franklin.
Similarly, you can try picking the first letter of your first name followed by your last name. You may consider inserting underscore or dot in between.
4. Adding Your Company Name to Your Name
Another effective method to have a good email address is to add your company or organization name along with your name, keeping in mind that your company/organization does not have an objection to that.
For example, your name is Rajesh Kumar and you work for a company name Axion. You may choose email@example.com or a similar combination.
5. Adding Place You Reside or Work
Another way out to have a better email address is to add a place-name where you reside or work. You just need to be careful that the place name is not too long. You may use the short form for your place name, keeping in mind that it does not lose its meaning.
The only motive behind this is to get an email ID with your proper name without adding some unnecessary/meaningless numbers.
Your final email name will look like, YourNamePlace@gmail.com
How to Create a Professional Email Address
In today’s digital world, email addresses play a huge role in your professional reputation. You’ve probably noticed that companies will only respond to emails from official business email addresses.
You have tried everything above and could not find a suitable one or you want to look more professional, it’s a good idea to create a custom domain email address.
You might wonder, what are those custom domain email IDs?
These email addresses as are hosted on their own domain name rather than picking an email provider’s domain name such as gmail.com. You may buy a domain name and host your email IDs on that. Established companies and professionals always choose this method to create a business email address.
An example of email ID with the custom domain will look like, YourName@YourDomain.com or an appropriate one.
Tips to Choose a Professional Email Name
- Select an email address that is easy to remember and one that doesn’t look spammy.
- Add a suffix that makes your account fit nicely with others belonging to other users on the same domain.
- Don’t use any type of symbols or hyphenated names.
- Make it easily pronounceable and easy to spell.
- Make a creative approach such as using firstname.lastname@example.org instead of email@example.com.
Steps to Create a Professional Email Address,
1. Choose a Domain Name to Host Your Email
Choosing a professional email address is purely dependent on the domain you use. Choose a domain carefully that reflects your brand or profession.
You already may have a domain for your business, and if you don’t, Namecheap and Godaddy might be a way for that.
2. Getting a Perfect Host to Host Your Email
Besides a number of options available there including GSuite (Google), if you are in a tight budget I recommend you to choose a free and reliable email service like Zoho.
You can host up to 5 email IDs for free of cost with Zoho.
3. Setting up the Host
Not a supercritical part but a bit of technical knowledge needed for this purpose. Let’s take Zoho as the email hosting and proceed further following the steps shown below,
- Sign up for a free Zoho account
- Check back your email for the confirmation mail
- Confirm and verify, you will be redirected to your account homepage.
- Click on Mail option and add your mobile number to verify
- Check the option ‘Domain-based email account’ on the next page.
- Verify your domain through TXT/CNAME/HTML method. Make sure that the TTL value should be the lowest possible.
- As soon as you verify your domain, you will be redirected to the account creation page.
- Create your desired email name and proceed to add the user detail.
- So easy, isn’t it?
Do You Know?
If you want to make your email address look more professional, create a website or a blog on your domain. Often people search for the domain of the mails they receive. If it returns ‘an unxepected error message’ or ‘website not found’ message, your credibility fails.
A professionally designed website or a blog on your domain is a good tool to market yourself and your skills. It will showcase your identity as a professional and you can also promote your services and products. The power of being online is simply immense and this is something which cannot be ignored today.
Final Words on Choosing a Good Email Address
An email name is a basic need as an internet user. Without an email name, you can’t even use your smartphone properly.
A Good and Professional Email Name not only reflects your identity but also gives you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. It should be easily utterable, and good to remember. This is a digital era, and having a good email name shows how sincere you are.
Try those above mentioned methods and have one.
You might have some better idea that I have missed, please do not hesitate to discuss in the comment section.
And finally, sharing is caring!!
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