When it comes to choosing an email address, many of us just choose whatever comes to our mind at the moment of signing up. I would like to advise people to think a while before they choose an email address, as they might be stuck with it for a long time. The reason for this is because it is not convenient to switch to another email address. You would still need to check your old email box from time to time. While this problem might not exist if you use forwarding, many companies do not provide forwarding for free.
The question you have to ask yourself when choosing an email address is: with whom am I going to correspond? For example, if you are going to correspond with your future employers you should not choose a funny address or something confusing. In a case your email should probably include your name and surname. If you plan on corresponding with your friends, your email address may include your nickname, as this way your friends will know who you are. What is important is to choose an email address that you will be happy with for many years, because as I stated earlier, it is quite inconvenient to change it later on.