When my mom married my dad, she changed her middle name to her maiden name and took my dad's last name; it's actually a Filipino tradition.
I am excited to take my FI's last name; to me it is symbolic of being married and becoming a family. It will be interesting having his last name since it is a very common Hispanic last name and people will probably assume that I speak Spanish (which I don't). I only have sisters so there is no one to carry on my last name, but surprisingly, my dad is against me keeping my maiden name or hyphenating it. He's like, "that's too complicated; just keep it simple and take his," lol. And after addressing 100 invites, I agree. It was a lot of work to research each couple and find out if the wife changed her name or not!