Ah, some more of those Crush names…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected fish names are: the Barracudina, the Dentical Herring, the Guitarfish, the Grunion, and the Pencilsmelt. If you were considering ‘friending’ one of these fish on Facebook, just going by the name, which one would it be?

Goodness me! What a very gaudy Christmas card! I’ve never seen one quite like this before. Actually, it’s a little bit unpleasant! Who would send such a…?
Oh, it’s from Veronica Crush, writer from the glory days of the Hull Surrealist League, now living in New York with tall tree surgeon and heir to a multimillion dollar fortune Monty Tick. And what’s this she’s tucked into the envelope? Ah, it’s a list of more of her spare character names – she says she comes up with far more character names than she can use in her own work, so she likes to give them away to lesser writers, who, because they are so lacking in imagination and creativity, struggle to come up with decent names for the dreary people who inhabit their insipid and feeble stories
Feel free to dip in and take what you want dear reader.
By the way Veronica says that she has slipped a real name into the list, see if you can guess which one it is. You can find a link the answer at the foot of the page.

Sir Vernon Vole
Dorothy Othy-Doth
The Rev. Rupert Durtiman
Ernst van der Sponge
Pamela Mabel Laydel
Lionel J Swettie
Zoot Horn Rollo
Peter Smath
The Honourable Myrna Moleskin
Barry Goodlover MA
Thorley Gulp QC
Lady Babette Dinx
Bubbles Mooncake
Lord Chief Justice Stabb
Molly Molyneux
Viscount Basil Napes
James Buttertop MP
Nancy Blue-Bloomers

(Real name)

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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2 Responses to Ah, some more of those Crush names…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    I think Zoot Horn Rollo and Bubbles Mooncake should get together. Thanks for the link, I remember the Captain Beefheart group.

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