I don't know if I'll ever be ok with changing my name, because I'm real used to it, but I got an email from a girl named something very close to Allison Draper, and her email address is her first letter of her first name and her last name....
Stop it...at least ask for an exception to your organization's email address formula. At first, I thought "at least go for the first TWO letters of the first..." but then it would be ALDraper...like Ye Auld Raper...blurg. In her shoes, I'd have to go with Allison Great Gal, so my email would be AGreatGal.
Or something like that.