Saturday, February 16, 2008

List of the Month - ill-advised names for characters in a novel

This month's list is a little late (I know, I had a 'list' about suicidally stupid things Chinese people do with fireworks last week, but that wasn't The List Of The Month), but here it is at last.

Inspired by my discovery a little while back that the (otherwise really rather good) novelist David L. Robbins had written a book with a central character called Dag Nabbit, I offer you.....


10 Possible Characters for David L. Robbins' Next Novel (or yours, or mine)


1) Al Dente - mafia 'soldier', tough on the outside, soft on the inside (or should it be vice versa?)

2) Vida Loca - tempestuous Hispanic femme fatale

3) Sam Spayed - canine detective

4) Maggie O'Bey - Arab/Irish dominatrix

5) Justin Case - obsessively cautious corporate lawyer

6) Arty Wank - [short for Wankelstein, I suppose] pretentious New York Jewish writer (thanks to The British Cowboy for that one, of course)

7) Rosemary Ann Thyme - herbalist by day, folk singer by night

8) Helen Highwater - intrepid travel writer

9) Ali Bye - gangster's moll

10) Barry Cade - left-wing activist


And of course you could add any name used by Bart in his prank calls to Moe's Tavern: Amanda Huggenkiss, Mike Rotch, I.P. Freeley.

Another game you all can play......

5 comments:

tulsa said...

Justin Case... lol

Mothman said...

Did you mention Morry Bund - the cigar-champing Jewish police pathologist?

Or indeed Lucy Lastic - the tart with a heart?

The big wonder is that Sandy Shaw got away with it all those years...

Froog said...

In the year above me at school, we had a Pepper and Salt in the same class - and adjacent in the alphabet: they probably shared a double desk for years.

And one year, the 6th Form prize in Agricultural Science went to a lad called Cornfield. That still makes me smile.

Stranger than fiction....

Mothman said...

The Americans probably think that you and I are backwards enough, Froog, without your giving the game away and telling them that you had prizes for agricultural science at school....

Oooh arr, Oooh arr....

The Lunch said...

Dan Gleebles was thought-up by the-chip-off-the-block.