I Kept My Maiden Name
but not for any sort of feminist reason. i had always planned to take my husband's name when we got married. but then the man i fell in love with and planned to marry didn't have an attractive last name. it's not his fault, but it's not a great last name. and also, it rhymes with my first name, so my full name would just be silly. my husband and his family said they didn't mind if i didn't want to take their name.
so i decided to stick with my maiden name. i can spell it, i'm used to being called it, and it saves me a great deal of paperwork. and since we don't plan on having kids they won't be confused by mommy and daddy's different last name. so ta da! everybody wins.