Can you change your name back to your maiden name when they’re both the same? She wanted to make the gesture, but even that was taken from her powerless hands. Her husband decided to end the marriage. He convinced her to divide the children like bags of groceries. “I’ll take the older two, and you take the younger two.” A boy and a girl each. Two neat matched sets. What would Solomon have said, she thought hysterically as she threw her clothes into one of her mother’s old suitcases. Because she didn’t get the house, either.