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Traditional names.

Post by CluedoKid » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:46 pm

You know, Michael, Johnathan, Blanche, Vivienne (or Josephine), Elizabeth (or Patricia) and Peter.

Personally I hate em. Especially Michael Mustard and Peter Plum. Actually the female names aren't bad (until 2003 game had it's way with two of them), but overall, the traditional names for the characters suck.
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Post by Poirotfrmda818 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:03 pm

I like Johnathan for Rev. Green, not Mr. Green, and Vivienne and Elizabeth, and sometimes Blanche. But overall, I don't like them much.

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Post by TheWhitePawn » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:08 am

I like all the names from the puzzle series.
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Post by Kristev » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:02 am

I prefer the MD names, except for Thallo.

Algernoun
Blanche
Henrietta
Edgar
Georgia
Alphonse
Rhoda

I suggest

Gary (Grey)
Akira (Scarlet)
Forrest (Green)

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Post by CluedoKid » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:58 am

I like the MD names best as well and I don't mind Thallo at all. Thallo sounds like tallow which nicely sums up MD Green's image.
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Post by cacums » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:27 am

i use to like the traditional names, but they don't seem... original... All the TV series used the names (that wasn't the bad part, but then again Jerry Hall doesn't look like a 'Vivienne')

I prefer the names I used in The Clue Account...

Vera Scarlet (The likeliness between some versions of Miss Scarlet and Vera Claythorne make me want to combine the character)

Beryl White (Beryl appeals to me more than Blanche... though Blanche White also has a little pun)

Mike Mustard (I think that one still fits him)

Gregory Plum (I do like Victor Plum though and might change him to Victor...)

Forest Green (has a little pun to it, but still it sound good for a Mr. Green)

Alice Peacock (I love the name Alice and as strange as it sound, Alice Blue is a color...)

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Post by Harlequin » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:46 am

I prefer-

Miss Evelyn Scarlett
Colonel Reginald Mustard
Mrs. Mildred White
Reverend Kenneth Green
Mrs. Florence Peacock
Professor Christopher Plum

I do think taht Elizabeth, Vivienne and Blanche aren't that bad.
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Post by Adam106 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:11 pm

I don't mind the regular names. Infact, I don't mind most first names, just as long as they're still Colonel Mustard and Mrs. White etc.

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Eh

Post by Lord Caspen » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:18 pm

If these people are supposed to be American or English or Canadian, I think there should be at least one John. Johnathan, I suppose, but I'd prefer just straight "John." And it's definitely possible to overdo the creative names. I like a mix ... some fairly plain first names and some really grand ones.
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Post by CluedoKid » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:58 pm

cacums wrote:
Vera Scarlet (The likeliness between some versions of Miss Scarlet and Vera Claythorne make me want to combine the character)

I can't see that actually. Miss Scarlet is the femme fatale of the group. Just looking at her name gives the clear vibe of who she is. She's a symbol of sexual domination, lust and danger.

Vera...well isn't. She's pretty, yet reserved governess. Yes, she does show her true colours eventually, but only out her own madness and sense for survival. If anything, Vera is more like Miss Peach.
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Post by Niteshade007 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:50 pm

I don't really have any feelings towards the names given. I'm not in love with any, but I don't despise any either. I have to agree with Cluedokid though. Not that Vera is a bad name, I just don't see the connection between the characters.

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Post by PeachFreak » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:21 pm

I like John, Vivienne, and Blanche. Mrs. Peacock is an odd case, depending on how she's portrayed. I like Elizabeth for the classy socialite Peacock, and I like Henriette for the the nosy busybody. I don't like Josephine for Scarlet...at all.

Recently, I've been using Simone as Scarlet's first name. Guess I just like the sound of it.
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Post by CluedoAuthor12 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:33 pm

I've always liked Gayle White , which is the first name I currently use in my mysteries.

I've never liked the "sing-songey" names, though, like
Mike Mustard
Pete Plum
Patricia Peacock

They just don't have any "ring" to them. The names should be unique

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Post by cacums » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:17 pm

LOL, I just realized that Mme. Rose's name is Rhoda not Rhonda... :P

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Post by Kristev » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:23 pm

That took me a year to realize, too.

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Post by CluedoKid » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:14 am

CluedoAuthor12 wrote:I've always liked Gayle White , which is the first name I currently use in my mysteries.

I've never liked the "sing-songey" names, though, like
Mike Mustard
Pete Plum
Patricia Peacock

They just don't have any "ring" to them. The names should be unique

My sentiments exactly. Mike Mustard? C'mon.
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Post by Poirotfrmda818 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:15 am

I think that name like that worked only for the first Clue Jr. game. Mortimer Mustard, Samantha Scarlet, Wendy White, etc.

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Post by CluedoKid » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:17 am

Well, I think I can agree with you there, since it put a playful spin on the character to give it a childlike appeal.

But when similar way of naming is used for the regular characters, it just sounds childish.
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Post by Green » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:21 am

Of the originals, the only ones worth keeping are Vivienne, Elizabeth, and Jonathon - Jonathon's only acceptable if Boddy is not named John.

I prefer Vivienne, Algernon, Mildred, Rowland, Elizabeth or Henrietta, and lots of different names work for Plum, just not Peter.

For Clue Jr., although the originals work, I've always wanted to try some variations:

Samantha Scarlet
Matt Mustard
Wendy White
Greg Green
Patty Peacock
Paul Plum
Penny Peach
Bobby Brunette
Rachel Rose
Gary Gray

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:03 am

Personally, I prefer not having any first names to the characters...
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