When Maisie's governess, Miss Overmore, marries Maisie's father, Beale Farange, she wants to be addressed, "even by Maisie, from that day forward and by her particular request as Mrs Beale." It seems odd that she appends "Mrs" to her husband's first name. Does anyone know if this was common practice at the time or if the request to be called Mrs Beale tells us something about the character or their marriage? Thanks for any insight you can offer.