Dickens’ Character Names

I’ve mentioned my Victorian detective novel Murder in Montague Place previously, which should be out in December

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and because the detective in it is Inspector Bucket from Bleak House, when I was writing it I was determined to try to come up with some Dickensian-sounding names for my characters. Among my humble offerings were Constable Lush, Mr Squibby, Edward Mizzentoft and Eleanora Scambles. However, I was just flipping through a book about Dickens which featured some of the names found in Dickens’ notes for possible use, for example: Queedy, Guff, Tertius Jobber, Wodder, Grimmer, Bandy-Nandy, Snigsworth and Silas Blodget.

I bow to the master!

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4 Responses to Dickens’ Character Names

  1. chloefb says:

    Charles Dickens is amazing – Mr. Wackford Squeers being my favourite. But I have to say that Eleanora Scrambles is right up there! Love it.

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