I found out recently, after ten-plus years of having our dogs, Arlo Guthrie and Ellie Mae, that the folk singer Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie’s father, wrote one novel, about a couple struggling during the Dust Bowl.
The female protagonist in the novel was named Ella May.
We didn’t name Ellie. She came to us named.
#synchronicity is real.
If you’re interested, it’s House of Earth, written in 1947, and you can buy it here and support independent bookstores: