One non-genealogy blog that I follow is The Baby Name Wizard blog, by Laura Wattenburg at BabyNameWizard.com. In a recent series of posts, she's discussed who gets to pick a baby's name. She feels that choosing a baby's name is a very important aspect of the baby's identity and doesn't agree with the argument of "the man gets the surname so the woman should get the first name."
She then goes into detail about how the surname isn't a given anyway. Parents have option on the surname as well. Check it out.