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My favorite character name

The character name that has remained in my memory for years now and which I found endearing is Adriana Trigiani's Ave Maria Mulligan from her Big Stone Gap series.  I'm Irish, I'm Catholic, I'm female - instant recognition!  The name seemed a contrivance for about two minutes and then it fit just fine.  The novels are lovely fare and the saga of Ave Maria is as poignant as any I've read.