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cluefan8888 wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:34 pm
ZachBlack000 wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:32 pm You know Cinderella's real name is Ella, right?
Yeah, I know
Depends on the version of the fairy tale, I suppose...

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I mean the problem is, we need to give them names. But they are better known by their titles and their last names - Clue is strange in that regard, where first names aren't really too important. We could name Mustard Michael or Bruce or Schmungleford or whatever, but at the end of the day we're calling him Colonel Mustard. Any first name we give a character needs to fit the energy of their titled name, yknow?

I've never used it, but I've always liked Jemima as a name for Miss Peach. It's a biblical name, fitting for a good southern gal. The biblical Jemima is describes as exceptionally beautiful, fitting with her "innocent sweetie" facade. And most of all, it sticks out. It doesn't sound like it fits in with the rest of the characters, which ironically enough, makes it fit with her out-of-place southern belle persona.

Though admittedly, I am a sucker for Melba Peach. It's just stupid enough for me to give it a pass : P
Jonathan Green wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:36 pm Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Orchid
It's interesting we came to this number at the same time, haha. I'm curious why you chose this for Dr. Orchid - I used it for the GG Miss Peach because she's kind of a tomboy, and giving her a frilly name she makes curt and androgynous felt like a good way to show that. Your Orchid doesn't come across as much of a tomboy
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Zoo977 wrote: Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:20 pm
Jonathan Green wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:36 pm Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Orchid
It's interesting we came to this number at the same time, haha. I'm curious why you chose this for Dr. Orchid - I used it for the GG Miss Peach because she's kind of a tomboy, and giving her a frilly name she makes curt and androgynous felt like a good way to show that. Your Orchid doesn't come across as much of a tomboy
I picture Orchid as someone not as “feminine” as the other females in Clue. I see her as a intelligent person and deadpan snark—sarcastic, aloof, and cynical.

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Here is Dr Orchid’s biography, incomplete as of now, for added context.
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  • The Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Victor Sebastian Black, the Earl of Ravencroft
  • The Rt. Hon. Dr. David Black, the Earl of Ravencroft, born Boddy
  • The Hon. Miss Vivienne Joséphine Mary Scarlet
  • Colonel Charles Milton Mustard, DSO, OBE
  • The Rt. Hon. Mrs. Blanche White, the Countess of Ravencroft
  • Mr. Forrest Antonio Green
  • The Rt. Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Peacock, née Zaffiro
  • Professor Alexander Plum, Ph.D.
  • The Hon. Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Orchid, Ph.D.
  • The Hon. Miss Penelope “Penny” Amélie Peach
  • The Hon. Lady Sarah Oakwood
  • Dr. Julia Prussian, née Kell
  • Mr. Walter Meadow-Brook, Esq.
  • Mrs. Martha Meadow-Brook, née McWhooter
  • The Rt. Hon. Lady Constance Lavender, the Dowager Baroness de Havilland, née Wong
  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Alfred Sterling, the Earl of Stonewell
  • Prince Ardashir bin Azure
  • Russel "Rusty" Nayler
  • Mr. Wadswoth Ash
  • The Hon. Rose Black, born Boddy, better known by her nom-de-plume, Madame Rose
  • Monsieur Pierre Brunette
  • Inspector William Gray, CID
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Potential names I've been thinking of:
Doctor David Black I
Mr. David Boddy/Doctor David Black II
Miss Leslie Scarlet
Colonel Charles Martin Mustard
Mrs. Ella White (née Zaffre)
Reverend Patrick Green
Mr. Basil Green
Mrs. Eileen Peacock (née Dove)
Professor Aloysius Plum
Doctor Nicole Orchid
Monsieur Alphonse Brunette
Miss Penelope Melba Peach
Madame Celeste Rose
Sergeant Lawrence Grey
Mr. John Slate-Grey
Mrs. Alice Jane Meadow-Brook (née Silver)

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cluefan8888 wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:03 pm Potential names I've been thinking of:
Mr. David Boddy/Doctor David Black II
Colonel Charles Martin Mustard
Miss PenelopeMelba Peach
I see you've takin' a likin' to some of my names.
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I also notice your Plum has the same name as my Grey

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It definitely mostly depends on.the approach I'm going to give to the story, but in the more classical mode the names I go to are the millennial canon plus Rhoda Rose, Alphonse Brunette, Lydia Orchid and Roman Black.
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“Bridgette” sounds like a very Mrs. White name, doesn’t it?
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Jonathan Green wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:46 pm “Bridgette” sounds like a very Mrs. White name, doesn’t it?
More Scarlet I'd say

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Black wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:37 pm
Jonathan Green wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:46 pm “Bridgette” sounds like a very Mrs. White name, doesn’t it?
More Scarlet I'd say
100% agreed.

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In my game, of the core classic characters, I have

Dr. David Arturo Black

Mr John Sebastien Boddy


Miss Jia-Ling "Anglicized:Jacklyn" Scarlet

Col. Ranolf Mustard

Reverend Sylvester Green

Professor Josef Plum

Mrs Maria Peacock

Mrs Helene White
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CluedoKid wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:49 pm Mrs Helene White
Slight stretch but I'm guessing slightly based on the German TV Mrs. White

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Mr. Timothy Lee Boddy
Doctor Madeline Orchid
Inspector William Pry
Mrs. Tessie Meadow-Brook

If you're wondering I named Pry after Murdoch.

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cluefan8888 wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:21 pm Mr. Timothy Lee Boddy
Doctor Madeline Orchid
Inspector William Pry
Mrs. Tessie Meadow-Brook

If you're wondering I named Pry after Murdoch.
I've not watched Murdoch Mysteries in ages

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Dr. Henry Black & Mr. Edward Boddy

Like Jekyll and Hyde
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I've been thinking of renaming Colonel Mustard and Mrs. Peacock

Mustard will be named Colonel Arthur Mustard, after Colonel Arthur Bantry from The Body in the Library
Peacock will be named Mrs. Alice Peacock

What do guys think?
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Dr. Thomas Black
Miss Marilyn Joséphine Scarlet
Colonel Arthur Mustard
Mrs. Angéline White
Mr. Forrest Antonio Green
The Hon. Mrs. Alice Peacock
Professor Alexander Plum
Dr. Jacqueline “Jack” Emily Orchid
Penelope “Penny” Amélie Peach
Rose Marie Black - aka "Madame Rose"
Monsieur Jean-Claude Brunette
Inspector William Gray
Lady Sarah Oakwood
Dr. Julia Prussian
Mrs. Eleanor Meadow-Brook
Mr. Flynn Russet - aka "Rusty"
Lady Constance Lavender
Lord Archibald Milburn Sterling
Prince Ahmad bin Azure
Mr. Timothy Ashworth
Mr. John "Jack" Boddy
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Jonathan Green wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:25 am
Dr. David Black
Vivienne Mary Joséphine Scarlet
Colonel Arthur Mustard
Mrs. Angéline White
Mr. Forrest Antonio Green
Mrs. Alice Peacock
Professor Alexander Plum
Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Emily Orchid
Penelope “Penny” Amélie Peach
Rose Marie Black a.k.a. Madame Rose
Monsieur Jean-Claude Brunette
Inspector William Gray
Lady Sarah Oakwood
Dr. Julia Prussian
Mrs. Eleanor Meadow-Brook
Russel "Rusty" Nayler
Lady Constance Lavender
Lord Archibald Milburn Sterling
Prince Ahmad bin Azure
Mr. Wadsworth Ash
Mr. John "Jack" Boddy
Gave Mrs. White a new name: Angéline

Blanche, while a good name choice, is overused.
I feel Angéline would be a good replacement for Blanche, since not only it derived from French, but it means "Angel", which are often shown to be wearing WHITE
So it could still be like the "White White" from Blanche White
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The Late Dr Black wrote: Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:48 pm I like the suspects forenames to have some connection to the colour.

Blanche White is the winner here.

I suggest
Cynthia Scarlet (sin as in cardinal sin and cardinal red)

Herbert or Basil Green (though I like Thallo) for Mr Green . Patrick for the reverend!

Daphne Meadow-Brook (Daphnea are water creatures and she looks like a Daphne to me)

Frank Mustard

Hugh Black

Iris Peacock

Ashleigh Grey

Monsieur Martin Brunette

Rusty Tanner

Dr Jessamine Orchid

Miss Candy Peach
Dr. Duncan Black (Scottish, "dark warrior")

Miss Carmen Scarlet (sounds like Carmine)

Colonel Orville Mustard (In Old French origins, means "gold town")

Mrs. Angelica White (Blanche, while good, is overused. Angels are portrayed being white beings)

Mr. Forrest Green or The Reverend Basil Green (Something nature related)

Mrs. Marilyn Peacock (British origins, "Star of the Sea")

Professor Phoenix Plum (Greek, Reddish-Purple)

Dr. Petunia Orchid

Rosemary Black/Boddy aka "Madame Rose"

Monsieur Sorrell Brunette (A dark brown hair man)

Miss Dawn Peach (Florida Dawn peach)

Sgt./Insp. Blanford Gray (English, "gray man's ford")

Prince Larimar Azure (A sky0blue gemstone)

Lady Lian Lavender (Chinese, "Lotus flower")

Mrs. Tiffany Meadow-Brook (as in Tiffany Blue)

Mr. Rufus Russet aka "Rusty" (Rufus -A "red-haired man"/Russet - Reddish brown color)
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