Roundworld names that should be discworld names

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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:09 pm

I sometimes wonder how many people named Micheal Hunt had their lives ruined when the film 'Porky's' came out. :lol:
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby Penfold » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:14 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I sometimes wonder how many people named Micheal Hunt had their lives ruined when the film 'Porky's' came out. :lol:

One of my colleagues in South Africa was named Mark Hunt and one of the girls had to call out his name in the staff room when there was a phone call for him. This received a similar reaction to that scene in 'Porkies' because of her accent. It was made even better because she had never seen the film. :lol:
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:46 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Priceless!
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby sandmansbag » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:33 pm

There are various Saxon Kings which sound like Discworld names (possibly Lancre Kings?): Eadred, Eadwig, Edgar the Peaceful, Sweyn Forkbeard, Eadmund Ironside and Harald Harefoot.
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby Alanz » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:52 am

Penfold wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:I sometimes wonder how many people named Micheal Hunt had their lives ruined when the film 'Porky's' came out. :lol:

One of my colleagues in South Africa was named Mark Hunt and one of the girls had to call out his name in the staff room when there was a phone call for him. This received a similar reaction to that scene in 'Porkies' because of her accent. It was made even better because she had never seen the film. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Ditto :lol: :lol:
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby SamHain » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:29 am

It's not incredibly unique, but I have a friend whose last name is "Order" and has said that if ever he has a son, he shall name him Lawrence.
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby Alanz » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:30 am

I think Ed Balls would be a good Discworld name :lol:
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby AgProv » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:31 pm

I generated a few character names by working on the same lines that Mervyn Peake thought along in "Ghormenghast" - characters with names like "Barquentine", "Steerpike", "Prunesquallor", et c. I'm sure this has leaked into Discworld somewhere along the line, and the principles are easy enough: putting together ideas and concepts not normally linked, or using slightly archaic older English nouns and attaching them to people.

Author Peter Tinniswood, now deceased, used a gazeteer of placenames in the North of England and used these for character names: indeed a place like Accrington Stanley deserves to be a Discworld name. "Reddish Bottoms" or "Gooseaargh" and many other also have a Discworld tinge to them!
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby sandmansbag » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:09 am

AgProv wrote:...indeed a place like Accrington Stanley deserves to be a Discworld name.


It certainly deserves to be further up the league...
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby Beti » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:00 am

SamHain wrote:It's not incredibly unique, but I have a friend whose last name is "Order" and has said that if ever he has a son, he shall name him Lawrence.


I would think a girl named Lauren would work quite well, too.
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Re: Roundworld names that should be discworld names

Postby octarinefire » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:54 pm

Saw these on the internet
- Gaye Males (a real estate broker)
- Rusty Kuntz (baseball outfielder)
- Jack Goff
- Willie Stroker (Judge)
- Anass Rhammar
- Oliver Loser (election candidate)

Just a few ...
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