Favourite Discworld Names?

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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby Antiq » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:17 pm

Vetenari. It cracked me up when I first encountered it and "got it" :lol:
Also Binky, and My Little Binky.
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby Danny B » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:40 pm

Windle Poons - because it trips so nicely off the tongue.
Lupin Wonse - for similar reasons.
A.E. Pessimal - the idea of initials in place of a name amuses me.
and finally, Magrat - because I come from a family with a woman named Debron in it, on account of my Uncle being hard to understand at the best of times*, as well as roaring drunk when he visited the registrar.

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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby MongoGutman » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:54 pm

Antiq wrote:Vetenari. It cracked me up when I first encountered it and "got it" :lol:



"got it"? got what? it sounds a little like an animal doctor, is that it or am i missing a deeper joke?
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby Oberon » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:01 pm

MongoGutman wrote:
Antiq wrote:Vetenari. It cracked me up when I first encountered it and "got it" :lol:



"got it"? got what? it sounds a little like an animal doctor, is that it or am i missing a deeper joke?

If you are that makes two of us :think: .
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:37 pm

Cohen the Barbarian is a big favourite of mine.
Also like Nobby Nobbs and if i ever got a cat(not likely,sadly allergic) it would very likely be named Greebo.
Dangerous Beans,Hamnpork(the way the The Clan gets their names is quite nice of course :D ) and the phrase "hwuntwothreefour"...will forever conjure up an image of an tapdancing mouse named Sardines,top hat and cane included of course. :mrgreen:
(Or something very similar,did't have time to look it up.
Edit little later : Nagged me as being wrong so did still look it up and corrected accordingly :geek: .)
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby cabbagehead » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:49 am

"got it"? got what? it sounds a little like an animal doctor, is that it or am i missing a deeper joke?

Vetinari is to veterinarian as Medici is to a practitioner of medicine.
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby MongoGutman » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:21 am

hmm... and the Medici were rulers/politicians in err... foreng parts during the renaissance. OK, I see that. Clever. Not funny, but clever.
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:42 pm

Medici = medical
Vetinari = veterinary ;)
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby cabbagehead » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:20 am

and the Medici were rulers/politicians in err... foreng parts during the renaissance.


Among other things, one of them was the patron of Leonardo da Vinci, just like Vetinari and the other Leonard.
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby MongoGutman » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:43 pm

cabbagehead wrote:
and the Medici were rulers/politicians in err... foreng parts during the renaissance.


Among other things, one of them was the patron of Leonardo da Vinci, just like Vetinari and the other Leonard.


Now that's interesting. My recollection is that Vetinari was introduced long before Leonard
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby gribeaux » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:39 pm

Ye Gods, I hadn't got that one! Thankyou.
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby fids » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:37 pm

Not a character's name but The Eludicated Brethren of the Ebon Night always made me giggle.
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby Char » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:43 pm

I quite like Herr Trubelmacher.
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby Hvitveis » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:56 am

B. S. Johnson is a good one. :D (I'd love to hear a version Bubbla's Catastophe Suite..)
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Re: Favourite Discworld Names?

Postby Char » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:57 pm

I just got up to a certain part in Carpe Jugulum:

Moocow Poorchick (or James What The Hell's That Cow Doing In Here Poorchick)
My God He's Heavy The First
Yodel Lightley
Total Biscuit
Chlamydia Weaver (ended up being Sally Weaver after her mother decided it was easier to spell)
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