Hi, Terry. Thanks for your comment. To answer some of what you wrote, I didn’t ask her to take my name. She wanted to. And if once she married me that’s who she became, then the same would hold true once we divorced. As surnames date back to tribes, when one would leave a tribe they would not take the surname with them.
There were no joint accounts, kids, or career. If being married to me wasn’t good enough, I assumed having my name wouldn’t be either. But that’s my fault for assuming, which I pointed out. The prose was simply a collection of thoughts as to why someone would want to keep a something that’s connected to failure.