Name Dropping

Will Maud ever return to the garden?
Does Algernon wait at the door?
And will Ivy creep back into favour
To be constant and true once more?

Will Marmaduke, Gus and Bertha return
With Albert and Clarrie again?
Or will they be doomed forever to be
Left out of the name-giving chain?

Alice has made it, and Sarah and Jane,
Louisa and Emily too.
Are Harriet and Martha on their way
Together with Gary and Sue?

Oh Ada, Florrie, Archie and Winnie!
Fashions can be really unfair,
For when can you ever hope to compete
With Justin, Melanie and Clare?