Just received very tearful phone call from a bride to be (I am going to be Best Man) as she has just told hubby to be that she wants to keep her maiden name for business purposes (she owns her own company). Surprisingly (I know you don't know him but it is) he has gone absolutely bat sh*t about this. I didn't know he thought it an important factor, apparently he does. Should a woman always take her husbands name when they marry? I suggested going double barrelled but it is a pants name - not quite Smith-Jones but not far from it.