Actually, men can change their last name when they marry, just as women. I work for an agency that deals with name changes and I have dealt with situations of divorce where the men are changing their names back to their previous given name. It's rare but it happens. No disrespect to what you said, just stating my experience. To the op, you are free to have your choice. You can do what you want, just keep in mind some states want you to prove how that last name is connected to you. If not, you may have to do a legal name change through the court, depending on your state.