September 12, 2015 § Leave a comment
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Maarit, Mae, Maisie, Maisy, Maggi, Maggie, Maggy, Mamie, Maret, Margaux, Marge, Margie, Margit, Margo, Margot, Margy, Marji, May, Meg, Megeen, Megan, Megen, Meggie, Meggy, Midge, Peg, Pegeen, Peggie, Peggy, Peigi, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Madge Lapham, Mrs. Lapham’s oldest daughter, “handsome in a coarse-grained, red-faced, thick-waisted way”, loud-voiced and roughly good-natured, in Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (written in 1943; set during the years leading up to the American Revolutionary War, 1773-1775).