Let's say that Janet Smith has just been hired at ACME & Co. ACME & Co. is a large company, and the department Janet will be working in is one of the bigger ones (maybe 200 people or so). Because of her position, she will probably end up working with a very large chunk of those people before too long, but likely won't meet many of them until she has worked at ACME & Co. for several weeks (or months).
Let's also say that Janet Smith is going to be getting married a couple of months after she starts working at ACME & Co., and as a result, will be changing her name to Janet Jones. When offered the position, she mentioned the upcoming wedding to her supervisor because she wanted some time off. When discussing the logistics of her hire with HR, she also mentioned (without further detail) that her name would be changing, so that things like her email address and business cards could match the new last name.
On Janet's second day of work, an email announcement on behalf of her supervisor is sent out to the whole department to welcome her, provide some of her professional background, and provide her title and contact information. In this email, she is named at the beginning as "Janet Smith (soon to be Mrs. James Jones)."
My question to all of you -- if you were Janet, is that something you'd want to have in an email announcement going out to about 200 people, or would you prefer to have the information about your name change/marital status communicated differently? If you received this email as one of Janet's new colleagues, what would you think?