I personally don't see any problem with first name, although any type of identity disclosure can be considered a risk, it is minimal risk here. Last name I would hesitate strongly. Both together? No way.
There is no benefit for me to do so, and if there isn't any benefit for you either, I would not. If you are trying to promote your name as a celebrity or professional, those are the times to think about it, imo.
Any other use of your last name like this offers only risk with no reward, like playing in traffic.
But I have a fairly unique name, so my decisions are colored by this also. As there are very few others who share it, I am easily singled out. If you have a "John Doe" type name, this might lower your risk.
You cant really run out of options for your e-mail address name, since nothing related to you needs to have anything to do with it.
(Unless, as I stated above, you are trying to build off of your name)
i.e.>> iusecnet24_7xxxxxx.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
I've been looking to get a new e-mail address and over from Yahoo to Google so I can take advantage of all the Google services (voice, maps, etc.) and tie them in with my e-mail account. Pretty much all of my options for e-mail addresses have been exhausted except one: my full name, which includes my middle name, so essentially my e-mail address would be: email@example.com.
The majority of the people I know who use Gmail use some semblance of their name: either first.last@gmail, or last.first@gmail, or whatever, but using my full name makes me hesitate.
Does anybody know what legitimate security issues might come into play if I decide to do this? Or is a name pretty much public information anyway and having it has my e-mail makes it simple for my friends and family to remember and doesn't put me at any higher risk?
I'd be interested to know what you all think.