Eric Jr. now helped his sobbing mother over to the front pew and his equally grief-stricken paternal grandmother, Gwendolyn Carr.
Surely there is a key distinction between that and the strophes of John Berryman or Gwendolyn Brooks?
Gwendolyn wore an angel pin on her breast, which she explained was an actual angel and sent to her directly from God.
fem. proper name; the first element is Breton gwenn "white" (cf. Welsh gwyn, Old Irish find, Gaelic fionn, Gaulish vindo- "white, shining," literally "visible"), from nasalized form of PIE root *weid- "to see, know" (see vision).