I hope this is the right place to put this thread!
I kept my name when I got married and our daughter has her father's surname. After considering the possibilities (e.g. double-barrelling), it was a case of being 'easier' that she has his name.
I've been asked since then why I don't just go ahead and change mine, then we could be a 'real family' cos all our names would be the same. I've also been accused of making life harder for our kid(s) because they'll always have to explain that my name isn't the same.
Have others out there experienced this, or similar? Did others keep their names and, if so, was your child's surname an issue?