|I'm serious, though. (Not the "kitchen" thing Robert jokes about, obviously, but the rhythmic coincidence.) Clearly Rand had Stein and others of that ilk in mind when creating Lois Cook, so the rhythm was a non-obvious way of making the connection. That seems to me to be just the sort of thing she might do, when I consider other character names Rand has chosen.|
Of course, many names have that rhythm, such as "Jesus Christ" (but not "Howard Roark," I think--I tend to pronounce the surname as almost two syllables there). Just the rhythm alone means little; it's the literary context that brought this to my mind as a likelihood.