I married and didn't choose to take my ex-husband's last name. My name (first and last) have been the same my entire life. I've been a Miss, Ms., Mrs., Dr., Ma'am, Bella, and none of those titles define me, and none of them really bother me -- unless the intention or attitude behind the address is snotty or sarcastic. Guess I'm very much like a dog -- you can call me whatever you want as long as you say it nicely. In the end, however, I prefer being called by my first name.