My sister kept her maiden name when she married her husband.
I took my husbands name.
This is not what I had expected. I had been very loud about planning to keep my name- as getting married did not change who I was- I was just married.
My husband wanted me to change my name- it was very important to him- when pressed he just said, "It was the way it was supposed to be."
I hesitated though. I was embarrassed. I didn't want to hurt my dad's feelings by dropping his name. Seriously- that was my biggest concern- I didn't want to hurt my dad's feelings.
Anyway- I took his name. Its my name now. Our name.
Slightly off topic but I was discussing this with another woman a few years ago and she thought you were required to change your name after marriage. I was stunned, do you know anyone who thinks that?