Married. It's shorter and easier.
With my first marriage I kept my name. It was a mutual agreement. He had his first stepfathers last name who was only in his life for a few years so it was meaningless to him. (I also didn't like his last name. Belcher just seemed to be a curse of a name) Made it easy when we divorced. I will be getting remarried in Sept and my name will be changed. As much as I love my last name, I don't want to be to have different names.
Married. I had no attachment to my father's last name. He had abandoned me over 20 yrs. before I got married, so it was easy for me to switch. Now, nearly 20 years later I don't regret it at all.
Maiden name. Even after 11 years I hate my maried name.
Maiden, it's pretty, always get compliments! I kept it for a few reasons. First, even when I was a little girl the thought of changing my last name when I got married made me sad, and I thought it was the law, lol. Second, my name is also my grammy's full name, of all her children, my dad was the only one to name a child after her. Third, there are absolutely no boys in our family to carry on the name. So all of those are reason enough for me and my husband is a cool guy born in the 20th century so he has no problem with it. :D and <3 my hubby.
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