Females can often be dated by their names: how many teenage Florences exist, or elderly Brittanys? My middle daughter has often taken me to task for saddling her with the name Lois, usually associated with women a quarter-century older. Perhaps I should have heeded Alexander Pope's 1711 advice, substituting names for words.
Eckler, A. Ross
"Changing Fashions in Names for Girls,"
Word Ways: Vol. 44
, Article 19.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol44/iss2/19