A name may be arbitrary
But once given it's very
Specific. Ruth is always Ruth
And by personal linguistic truth
Ruth looks and acts like a Ruth.
Onomastics or toponymy tell
The names of Mayflower fares as well:
Love Brewster and Humility Cooper
Helped ease the way for a colonist suitor
To marry a Virtue, not just any souter.
Constance, Desire and Remember;
Each woman a charter member
At Plymouth colony. A common trope,
Those Virtue eponyms that cope.
A pilgrim can persevere with Hope.