by Louisa May Alcott
Daisy and Demi Brooke
Daisy and Demi are the twin children of Meg and John Brooke. They are loosely named for their parents – "Daisy" is a nickname for Margaret, which is Meg's full name and her mother's first name also; "Demi" is short for "Demijohn," making Demi the namesake of his father John Brooke. Meg's twins may look alike, but their personalities are radically different. Daisy is a quiet, obedient girl who likes to play homemaker, while Demi is curious, questioning, and constantly getting into mischief. Somehow, though, Demi is almost more of a favorite with the family – perhaps because he has a stronger personality, or is a more realistic character. We're not sure if any child is really as perfect as Daisy.