I changed my name. My maiden name is now my middle name.
FWIW, you don't have to decide right now. You can change your name a any time, if you decide to does so. It doesn't have to be right after the wedding.
KatWAG said:I changed my name. My maiden name is now my middle name.
I did this too!
Although, honestly, now I wish that I'd just kept my original middle name. But oh well.
It doesn't help that I just really didn't like DH's last name though, and think that mine was better.
I'm planning on changing my name but only until after the honeymoon (which is in 3 weeks--- we just got married 1.5 weeks ago!). I didn't feel like going through the hassle of rushing to get the passport stuff changed until afterwards as well as the stuff at work.
I really like my name and I've had it for 34 years but I'm certainly OK with my new name. It's definitely a personal choice and it's certainly up to you!