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Subject: Molly
Author: MJ   (guest, 165.121.50.215)
Date: May 12, 2004 at 6:21:48 PM
I was browsing through a baby name book today and under the name Molly it read that historically, "moll" has been a term for a prostitute or the girlfriend of a gangster. This book said the use of the term "moll" caused the name Molly to be avoided by parents in certain time periods. Does anyone know if this is accurate? If so, do you know during what time periods the name Molly would have been avoided for that reason? Is the novel "Moll Flanders" connected with this term in any way?

Thanks!
Melissa

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