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You have to file a separate action for name change if you don't want to do it through the divorce but there is really no need for that since the court will order it changed back in the divorce decree if you ask for it. You can't change it until the order has been signed though or it won't be legal. Just filing for divorce doesn't do anything, it requires an order.
You can try but they are not supposed to grant it. The court is the only one that can change your name and until an order is signed your name hasn't changed.
Until the order is actually signed then the divorce could be dismissed, delayed, the judge could refuse to change your name back (although I have never seen that happen), etc.