As a graduate of an all-women's college, I am familiar with every derivation of a woman's name.
For example, the chapel on campus, The Helen Hills Hills Chapel, was so named because the donor behind the building (completed in 1955), married her cousin, James M. Hills. More recently, in 1989, Anne Thaxton Bass ('70), and her husband, Robert Bass, gave the college a $4 million gift, which was used to build the creatively named Bass Hall. I applaud Anne's aggressive use of her maiden name - it appears in every Google Search result - which is a Seven Sister calling card of sorts (Hillary Rodham Clinton, Wellesley '69). A way to convey that We Gals Should Be Taken Seriously.
On a side note, Anne's use of the Thaxton may be to prevent confusion between her and her former sister-in-law, Ann - no "e"- Hendricks Bass, who was abandoned by her husband, Sid, for someone named Mercedes. (Yes, Mercedes was named for the car). The Basses, FYI, are all over the Forbes billionare list - think Texas and oil. (For background, if you are missing the excess of the 90's, absolutely read this recap of the scandal: People 05/07/90, "Marriage with a Midas Touch," and scroll down to "Mercedes Bass: How to Snare a Billionaire from Under His Wife's Nose.")
On the more radical side, I also had a professor who had only one name.
At the beginning of her class, Theatre & Society - something about applying the classics to modern troubles - she explained she would take no man - or woman's - surname because of the "pain" of her past. Around the same time, Parade magazine had an update on the whereabouts of Sybill, the famous (now discredited) sufferer of multiple personalities. She was, per Parade, teaching at an all-women's college in New England. Given the excessive carb-loading, and lack of men, it made absolute sense to assume I had Sybill as a professor. (I did not.)
A more common occurrence in the late 80's, however, was the student with the hyphenated name. But here's the problem - a hyphenated name doesn't really work beyond the first generation.
Ms. Linda Theung, newly betrothed of Aleksander Tamm-Seitz, obviously agrees with me. She is keeping her name. Tamm-Seitz is just a lot. Aleksander's parents are Merike Tamm and John L. Seitz - no hyphens for them. Curious. The parents of groom Joshua Klein took a different tack. While Joshua's wife will be Mrs. Klein, his mother goes by Dr. Debra Adler-Klein. (Barnard, '77).
Malik Kenyatta Edwards, Narda-Marie Meiling Newby's new husband, is the "son of Halisi Edwards-Trumpler of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Sikivu Edwards of Brooklyn Park, Minn." He is also the "stepson of Shirley Edwards and of Benjamin Trumpler." Is the hyphen between the mom's first and second husbands' names? (If yes, this is an impressive woman). Or is Mrs. Edwards-Trumpler's maiden name also Edwards? It's confusing.
This is not to say I have any answers, other then to encourage people to think long-term.
Also, it's OK to make decisions based on aesthetics, or convenience.
I congratulate bride Ksenia Anastasia Yachmetz on her seizing marriage as opportunity to simplify. Can you imagine a lifetime of pronouncing and spelling Yachmetz? As of Saturday, she will be known as Mrs. Nouril. Catchy.