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Topic: Best non-Fleming character names

I think we all agree the Fleming novels and the Movies based on them are full of wonderful, evocative names such as Oddjob, Solitaire, Quarrel and Octopussy. But what about the continuation novels and "continuation films"?
What character names not invented by Ian Fleming do you like best?


I liked Sixtine in "Forever and a day" and Chagrin in "Devil May Care". I liked Vesper Lynd's cover name in one of the deleted scenes of CR, but I can only remember the last name - Broadchester.

Last edited by Number24 (9th Jan 2019 12:06)

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Some of the villain names- Colonel Sun, Father Valentine (which is an in-joke), Jason Sin- I like.

Many of the girls names are pretty cringeworthy, though.

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Number24 wrote:

I think we all agree the Fleming novels and the Movies based on them are full of wonderful, evocative names such as Oddjob, Solitaire, Quarrel and Octopussy. But what about the continuation novels and "continuation films"?
What character names not invented by Ian Fleming do you like best?


I liked Sixtine in "Forever and a day" and Chagrin in "Devil May Care". I liked Vesper Lynd's cover name in one of the deleted scenes of CR, but I can only remember the last name - Broadchester.

Arlington Beech and Stephanie Broadchest if I remember it correctly.

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I think there have been some failures like Christmas Jones, and Jinx, but fortunately there are way more better ones. Onatopp, Severine, Sixtine, Lucia Sciarra and I think Madeleine Swann isn't a very Fleming esque name, but it fits the character rather well. The name fitted Seydoux perfect. I think Kincade and Mallory are in the same street as Swann, the names fit the character's personality. Then a missed opportunity is Strawberry Fields, the joke was only unveiled in the credits.

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I agree with what you write, DutchJamesBondFan. They can't use the most over-the-top names like Octopussy in the Craig era, Stephanie Broadchester was only used as a joke. I think that name could have worked in the Brosnan films, though. I wonder how risque names can get in Craig's films without feeling out of place? There isn't too much wriggle room (wriggle or wiggle? Dictionaries say both …), but at the same time the names can't be dull. Sanchez in LTK is an example of a name that is too dull or unremarkable.
I agree it was a waste not to reveal the first name of Strawberry Fields in the film itself. Revealing it after her death would be tonally wrong. After they've slept together in the hotel would be the obvious and natural place to reveal her name.

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Can we include all movie and tv character names?
If so then i include Ray Quick, Douglas Quaid, Harry East and Jim London.

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'Stephanie Broadchest' wasn't just a joke made by Bond, it was written on the MI6 letter.

Some names I like:

Colonel Sun
Lavender Peacock
Natalya Simonova
Xenia Onatopp
Zoe Nightshade
Zao
Miranda Frost
Giacinta Johnston (but not Jinx)
Mya Starling
Elizabeth Stark
Mollaka
Edmund Slate
General Medrano
Yusef Kabira
Strawberry Fields
Severine
Marco Sciarra
Madeleine Swann

How about Mr. Kil? That was a good one, am I right, guys?

Guys?

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Quentin Quigley wrote:

'Stephanie Broadchest' wasn't just a joke made by Bond, it was written on the MI6 letter.

Some names I like:

Colonel Sun
Lavender Peacock
Natalya Simonova
Xenia Onatopp
Zoe Nightshade
Zao
Miranda Frost
Giacinta Johnston (but not Jinx)
Mya Starling
Elizabeth Stark
Mollaka
Edmund Slate
General Medrano
Yusef Kabira
Strawberry Fields
Severine
Marco Sciarra
Madeleine Swann

How about Mr. Kil? That was a good one, am I right, guys?

Guys?

I would also add Friggins Galore  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/shifty

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danjaq_0ff wrote:

I would also add Friggins Galore  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/shifty

I dunno...sounds kinda stoopid. ajb007/tongue ajb007/biggrin

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Friggin stoopid eggs Galore  ajb007/biggrin

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First strike for both of you clowns  ajb007/rolleyes

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Consider yourself spanked QQ  ajb007/biggrin

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Just don't beat the eggs.  ajb007/biggrin

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Quentin Quigley wrote:

Just don't beat the eggs.  ajb007/biggrin

….. or whip them.  ajb007/biggrin

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Nothing wrong with a bit of Bondage ajb007/amazed ajb007/biggrin ajb007/embarrassed

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I don't even want that image in my head  ajb007/biggrin  or your egg  ajb007/lol

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danjaq_0ff wrote:

I don't even want that image in my head  ajb007/biggrin  or your egg  ajb007/lol

Pete, that's partial payback, for all the pics and plug references you've scarred us with over the years ajb007/lol

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