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Old 04-24-2022, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Dessert
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I knew a woman named Juanita Chang. Mother was caucasian, father asian, and she was born in Central America. Spoke English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Chinese.
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Old 04-24-2022, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Favorite author for real - Cordwainer Smith is a forgotten Sci-Fi writer
Not exactly forgotten.

I read The Game of Rat and Dragon and The Ballad of Lost C'mell.



As for my favorite character names, hard to pick just one.

Buckaroo Banzai

Palmer Eldritch

R. Daneel Olivaw

V. I. Warshawski

Soupy Sales

Klaatu

Victor Frankenstein

Travis Bickle

Gerald Lloyd Kookson III

Podkayne

Dejah Thoris
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Old 04-24-2022, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Hope you don't have to live in MN to appreciate Marge Gunderson.

Lisbeth Salander

Obi Wan Kenobi
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Old 04-24-2022, 01:15 PM
 
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Ferris Bueller!
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Old 04-24-2022, 01:15 PM
 
Location: East TN
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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.
How could you forget their daughter Sparkle Farkle???

My personal favorites were from the Bullwinkle show..Snidely Whiplash, and Dudley Dooright.
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Old 04-24-2022, 05:11 PM
 
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***** Galore - Goldfinger
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Old 04-24-2022, 05:33 PM
 
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Why do people ask questions like this but limit our answers to just ONE favorite book, movie, character, song, scene, or whatever? I can't come up with just one of any of them.

All I need to do is flip through my volumes of folklore or the appendices of Tolkien's Ring trilogy to find dozens of wonderful character names. Another favorite from a beloved childhood read based on Welsh mythology is Nevvid Nav Neivion: the living caretaker of all animals; a fictionalized version of Noah.
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Old 04-24-2022, 06:51 PM
 
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From Around/80 Days, Phileas Fogg and Passepartout. Mostt people thimk the name waas Phineas.

Since then, I've always thought sci-fi writers went way overboard in efforts to be "other-worldly" in coining names.

Brought back to earth by ALF, who said his real name on Melmac was Gordon Shumway.
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Old 04-24-2022, 08:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Governor William J. LePetomane.
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Old 04-24-2022, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Gaston, South Carolina
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Hamilton Burger from the original "Perry Mason"
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