My maiden name is Smith. I always considered it my dad's name, and generally so common as to be bland. I changed my name each time I married. I did not change my name when I divorced because my professional degrees were in that name, and that is the name the kids have. One of my kids got married changed her name. Then divorced and changed it back, and now has remarried and not changed her name. If a miracle occurred and I was persuaded to remarry I would not change my name. Since I'm really not looking to remarry I don't think it will be an issues. I decided a long time ago my first name is more important to me than the surname. Where I come from is not as important as to who I am now.