Names can be a difficult issue, as so many people just assume the bride will take her husband's name. This infuriates me, as women still seem expected to have a reason not to change their name (e.g. last of the name, career built around maiden name, etc.) when really just wanting to keep their own name is a perfectly acceptable reason!
We're getting married in four months but still aren't quite decided. Whatever we do, we will both do it. We both love our own names and feel strong connections to them, so the options are just keeping our names as they are or double-barrelling them. I'd like us to share our kids' names though (if we're lucky enough to have them), so double-barrelling is possibly the better option.
However, don't forget that you don't have to change your name right away - you can change it any time! So maybe it is best to wait until after the wedding, when things have settled down again. Then instead of a rushed decision influenced by family members and traditions, you can make your own decision based on how you feel after the excitement of the wedding has ended.
Best of luck to you. X