In Outlook, how do I create a nickname for addressing email messages? View The Full Article In Outlook, you can use the Full Name field in your Contacts to create a nickname that you can use instead of a full name or email address for addressing email messages. Follow these steps: 1. Under Outlook Shortcuts or in the left panel, click Contacts. 2. To create a new contact, click New. 3. In the Full Name field, enter a nickname e.g., Darth . 4. When you are prompted to enter more information in the Check Full Name window, click OK. 5. Enter the email address for the contact e.g., dvaderempire.gov . Press Tab. 6. The Display as: field will appear as: Darth dvaderempire.gov 7. Click Save and Close.