My husband and I drove up to the mountains recently. While we were there, we found a cool (and largely neglected) graveyard. Here’s one of the headstones:
I don’t remember the year Alice Iola was born, and I didn’t catch that part of the stone in the photo, but — based on the popularity graphs for both Alice and Iola — I’d guess it was sometime around 1920.
If you were having a baby girl, and you had to name her either Alice or Iola, which name would you choose? Why?