A woman I know invented a solution to the dilemma faced by some married women: whether or not to change their names.
This woman and her husband took a syllable from each of their surnames, and put them together. Each then legally changed their name to the new hybrid name. Any future debates on what last name their kids should have were also solved. Best of all, the invented name actually sounded like a real one.
The hybrid name isn't quite enough to lure me away from my own name or de facto status - but I thought it was egalitarian and rather clever!