Welcome to WikiTree, M. You have come to what I think is the best place on the internet to work together to form one large tree. Be sure to let your Greeter know if you have any questions about how to upgrade.
You mentioned that you were interested in both your parent's surnames but didn't mention what your mother's maiden name was. You can add a Tag to your original question so that members of that family will also be alerted that you have registered.
I look forward to seeing your twig grow within the branches of WikiTree.