Molly may appear to be the name of a childhood friend or a popular name used for women, but what do parents really know about her. According to online sources, “Molly” has a Latin and Irish origin, and was given the meaning “star of the sea.” During the Middle Ages ‘Moll’ meant a prostitute or gangster’s girlfriend which caused the name to inherit an infamous reputation.
Because of famous people like actress Molly Rinwood, the name began to resurface as common and credible up until recent years. If Molly gets around the wrong crowd, she can devastate a person or family to the point of death. That said, Molly has claimed at least three deaths in the last week including two teenagers over the Labor Day weekend at a New York electronic music festival. Molly is not a real person, but is known as a street drug called MDMA Ecstasy and has several other nick names like Misty and Mandy. She looks like the average over the counter drug, but is indeed more dangerous than one can ever imagine.
Molly is very popular in the music industry, and some artists like Trinidad James have made shout outs to her in their songs, “Popped a Molly I’m Sweating.”
Parents are encouraged to monitor your children whereabouts and friends. “Know what your child is taking; not what’s taking your child.”