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Old 04-21-2022, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Dessert
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In Harry Leon Wilson's book The Speders, there's a character named Psyche. Her parents liked the way the name looked, but had never heard it pronounced, so they called her Pish.
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Old 04-21-2022, 10:47 PM
 
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From Cuckoo's Nest -- Nurse Ratchet.

From Walt Kelly's Pogo -- the sexy skunk Mam'zell Hepzibah.

Title character -- Aeon Flux.

From Rumpole of the Bailey and his colleague. Erskine

From Keeping Up Appearances -- Hyacinth Bucket (Bouquet) and her brother Onslow.
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Old 04-22-2022, 09:00 AM
 
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Nikita
From the movie - La Femme Nikita
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Old 04-22-2022, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Why.........Jack Deth, of course!
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Old 04-22-2022, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Capital Region, NY
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“Call me Ishmael.” Starbuck, from the same novel of course.
Roy Batty, from Bladerunner.
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Old 04-22-2022, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I love the name Dick Francis picked for a detective in one of his books and described thus: "...Frost by name and cool by nature..."
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Old 04-22-2022, 09:04 PM
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Festus
Gilligan
Barney Fife
Rick Grimes
Melvin Frohike
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Old 04-22-2022, 09:12 PM
 
Location: NY
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Sammy Maudlin, William B. Williams, Edith Prickley, Dusty Towne, Ed Grimley, Bobby Bittman - SCTV had tons of them.

Snoopy, Linus, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Peppermint Patty -

Summer Wheatley, Napoleon Dynomite, Pedro

James Bond
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Old 04-22-2022, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Capital Region, NY
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Kinsey Milhone, from Grafton’s Alphabet Mystery Series
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Old 04-22-2022, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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My favorite character name is easily Sookie Houseboat from the British comedy show Toast of London (seen on Netflix in the U.S.)
Actually, Sookie Houseboat wasn't really a character, but a picture on the wall at Toast's agent's office. There were quite a number of eccentrically named photos on the agent's wall, and nearly all recurring and one-off characters had common-word surnames: Toast, Purchase, Fandango, and Plough (pronounced Pluff, akin to Hyacinth Bucket).

Another universe filled with interesting and meaningful names is the Harry Potter universe. Lavender Brown, Lucius Malfoy, Severus Snape, etc.

I am also old enough to remember the Farkle Family from Laugh-In. Fannie Farkle, Fred Farkle, and of course neighbor Ferd Ferkle.
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