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What name best suits Mrs. Peacock

Elizabeth
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82%
Patricia
0
No votes
Polly
0
No votes
Penelope
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No votes
Henrietta
1
9%
Helen or Helene
1
9%
 
Total votes: 11

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Mrs. What Peacock

Post by Colonel Gray Poopond » Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:44 pm

What name best suits Mrs. Peacock?

And after answering this question please go under Miccelanous to see my other poll!

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Post by Colonel Gray Poopond » Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:45 pm

I could not decide which one.

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Post by Michael » Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:20 am

I voted Elizabeth because that it used most often, I believe. But I LOVE Henrietta Peacock. It's so tongue in cheek.

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Post by Colonel Gray Poopond » Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:12 pm

I like Elizabeth so i voted for that. I hate Polly, Penelope and Patricia. Second goes for Helen and Third Henrietta. I am not quite sure what you meant by tounge in cheek though. :?

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Post by CluedoKid » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:25 pm

I now decide against Elizabeth. It reminds me too much of the Queen who is too respectful to be a murderer. I now prefer Henrietta. How elegant!
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Post by Jay Beeskow » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:54 pm

Helen.

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Post by Lord Caspen » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:05 pm

Poopond --

Why didn't you include an "Other" option?
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Post by CluedoKid » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:06 pm

I dislike Helen, sounds too nicey nice middle aged woman who is probably a Sunday School teacher with short hair.
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Re: Name

Post by Colonel Gray Poopond » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:16 pm

Lord Caspen wrote:Poopond --

Why didn't you include an "Other" option?
I never really thought about it when I made this I guess, why did you have any other ideas?
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Depends

Post by Lord Caspen » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:20 pm

It depends on the Peacock, you know? Other good Peacock names:

Gladys
Ida
Renata
Owena
Evelyn
Nora
Lydia
Doris
Edith
Roberta

I kind of like Edith, myself. It has such a broad gamut of possible Peacocks, without losing the aged aspect. Roberta is good for a heartier, or else plumper Peacock, such as the Peacock in the movie. Elizabeth fits most of the Peacocks we've seen -- Patricia, though, is terrible. Patricia, to me, has religious overtones, and in any case, two plosives right in a row "Puh-tricia Puh-eacock" grates on the ear and sounds awfully plebeian.
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Post by CluedoKid » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:41 pm

Patricia IS bad!

Gladys-Hmmmm I can't really envision this name for any of the Peacocks.
Ida-While a good name, too simple. It's more appropriate for White.
Renata-Hmmm sounds a little foreign, any particular Peacock you were thinking of?
Owena- See Renata.
Evelyn-No, this is a Miss Scarlet name. I won't work for Peacock.
Nora- 1996 Peacock only.
Lydia- Hmm I could see this working for the 1992 and 1996 Peacock.
Doris -Another name that would work only for Mrs. White.
Edith-Okay name I guess.
Roberta-Terrific name! It fits the MD Peacock!


I personally love Mrs. Rebecca Peacock. It sounds so intellegent.
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Post by Lord Caspen » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:14 am

Cluedokid,

Thanks for agreeing on Patricia!

As for these ...

Gladys-Hmmmm I can't really envision this name for any of the Peacocks.
I'd say the 1972 Peacock, at least, could be a Gladys. Something ancient and horsey. True, Gladys is a little feminine for the part, but sometimes a name slightly against type is highly effective.

Ida-While a good name, too simple. It's more appropriate for White.
I *like* its simplicity. To me, the simplicity could be ironic. The Franklin Mint version Peacock would be an especially good match with "Ida."

Renata-Hmmm sounds a little foreign, any particular Peacock you were thinking of?
*shrugs* Most of the Peacocks would work with this one. It sounds like a rich harbor -- it sounds like "regatta," so it evokes yachts. It is a little foreign, sure, maybe a Spanish influence. It suggests a touch of whimsy, a touch of the ultra-romantic on the part of her parents, which accords well with a somewhat more ... flittery Peacock, one who might "flit" here and there.

Owena- See Renata.
It's a Welsh name, meaning "noble," and I think it works with '72 Peacock, particularly, but any stoney-faced Peacock at all, really.

Evelyn-No, this is a Miss Scarlet name. I won't work for Peacock.
I disagree completely. Firstly, the name is sort of bland for Miss Scarlet. Actually, it's a kind of bland name for anyone, but if one is going for the low-hanging (and slightly bruised) fruit, Evelyn is fine, but not especially good, now I come to think on it some more.

Nora- 1996 Peacock only.
Nah. Not only. However, a little more fleshing out than just a photograph would probably be required to make this one work well. If the subject were portrayed as an energetic Florence-Nightengale type, with some gossipy tendencies, or anything in that range, then Nora would be a good name.

Doris -Another name that would work only for Mrs. White.
Heh. Gosh, this was a long list. I don't think all the names I gave are great, and Doris ... meh, could probably take or leave, but once again, not a name that works *only* for White. Pinched expression, sharp-tongued, efficient, tight-lipped sort who genuinely doesn't approve of gossip or drink, and is a bit suspicious about religion ... women in *that* range, like '72 Peacock could be Dorises.


Rebecca isn't at all bad -- but sounds like an especially brainy Peacock, a professor, or an activist, or maybe just a really efficient lessor, a ruthless landlady of a broad range of commercial and residential properties. I can envision her, in a few different lights.
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Post by CluedoKid » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:21 am

Well I completely forgot about the 72 Peacock. Yes, a lot of those old lady names work for her.


As for Evelyn, it's not bland when you spell it as Evelynne.
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Re: Peacocks

Post by TheWhitePawn » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:04 pm

Lord Caspen wrote:
Renata

*shrugs* Most of the Peacocks would work with this one. It sounds like a rich harbor -- it sounds like "regatta," so it evokes yachts. It is a little foreign, sure, maybe a Spanish influence. It suggests a touch of whimsy, a touch of the ultra-romantic on the part of her parents, which accords well with a somewhat more ... flittery Peacock, one who might "flit" here and there.
Actually... Renata is a name... but it's Polish
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Post by Lord Caspen » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:32 am

White Pawn,

Yes, I know Renata is a name, that's why I included it 8)

Polish, eh? Huh. Well, still -- a touch of the exotic, n'est-ce pas?
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