Peggotty is David's warmhearted, devoted nurse. Upon being introduced to her David’s Aunt Betsey inquires indignantly, “Do you mean to say child, that any human being has gone into a Christian church, and got herself named ‘Peggotty!’”
Jessie Wilcox Smith. The Children of Dickens by Samuel McChord Crothers. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.