On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Margaret Ball margaret at onr.com
Sat Mar 8 23:13:46 EST 2003

>Speaking of fantasy names - I'm somewhat surprised that I've never met a
>real life Menolly. Anne McCaffrey's heroine's name fits very neatly in with
>existing name stock, having similarities with melissa, Melinds, Melanie,
>Molly etc. It's easy to spell and pronounce... so why (I wonder) has it not
>been adopted?
Well, maybe not THAT easy...I thought of her for years as MenOLLY until 
Annie indignantly told me that it was obviously MENolly.

Margaret Ball

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