I have no Mallories in my family, either male or female. But Mallory was
originally masculine: it's derived from the French word malheureux
Unlike English, French words often have "male" and "female" forms, depending on who you're referring to. Thus, if you were referring to a man who was unfortunate, you would say "malheureux"; but if you were referring to a woman, you would say "malheureuse".
Note that I used Babel Fish for my translations, and it's not the most reliable translators in the world (to say the least, lol). But the point is that Mallory
comes from the male
form of "unfortunate", not the female.
"Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of diseased mind" -- Terry Pratchett
!!!!!!!!!! ← Maud, John, Alice, Peter, Emma, Edith, Lewis, Henry, Isabel, and Joseph