“I say, what a funny name!” said Polly.

“It isn’t half as funny as Polly,” said Digory.

(C. S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew, 1955)


“Nice and short, and not sentimental.”

“Yes, I like that . . . And not so ordinary these days as Mollie, for instance.”

(Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Jo Returns to the Chalet School, 1936)