I think everyone should have a hyphenated name (sort of like the way it's done in Spanish speaking countries.) For example: if your father's name was Tom Smith-Brown and your mother's name was Ann White-Jones, you would be Jane Brown-Jones.
It has never made sense to me that children get their father's last name, but not their mother's. I say it's time to end this outdated custom of the patriarchy. Under the hyphenated name system a woman would not change her name when she married - another outdated custom. Since women can now vote and own property I think they ought to be able to keep their names, too.
In this way Jane's children would get her maternal name, and Tom's children would get his paternal name.
Pretty nifty, huh? Sure do wish I was queen of the world.
What would your name be under my system?