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Create your own Hergé/ MT&LL-C Character Names

Jyrki21
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#1 · Posted: 10 Apr 2005 07:19 · Edited by: Jyrki21
We all know the proclivity of Hergé and his English translators to give characters names which represent their professions or personalities (Haddock, Calculus, Cutts, Bolt, Kanrokitoff, etc.).

So here are some suggestions for character names along those lines (all given some semblance of nationality, as this was also an Hergé specialty).

Chipnokov - the Russian huckster ("cheap knockoff")

Zütszüt - the Hungarian tailor ("zoot suit")

Al-Manaq - the Arabic record-keeper ("almanac")

Legault-Maillégault - the Belgian waffle maker ("Leggo my Eggo!")

Szlalomski - the Polish skier ("slalom ski")

Itkaantbirainen - the Finnish weatherman ("it can't be raining")

Any ideas?

-J21, procrastinating from exam studying
MoonRocket
Member
#2 · Posted: 10 Apr 2005 23:07
Well of course there's Jacques Strappe, the famous Quebecois hockey player, but we all know him anyway... :)
Danagasta
Member
#3 · Posted: 24 Jun 2005 17:25 · Edited by: Danagasta
"Ai Mimadore" the Japanese reporter ("Ay! Mi madre!", a Spanish exclamation.)
"Szodoff," a Syldavian purveyor of useless junk ("sod off")
"Baozi Hao," a Chinese restaurant propietor (it means "good dumpling" in Mandarin, rearranged a bit though.)
Harrock n roll
Moderator
#4 · Posted: 2 Jul 2005 02:43 · Edited by: Harrock n roll
Arthur Panda Spudz (Panda is his middle name) - Cockney east end greengrocer (half a pound of spuds [potatoes])

A minor character, if Tintin ever comes to London...;)
ClaroQuerido
Member
#5 · Posted: 2 Aug 2005 02:56
Jyrki I thought your names were brilliant!
Jyrki21
Member
#6 · Posted: 2 Aug 2005 03:18
ClaroQuerido
Jyrki I thought your names were brilliant!

Why, thank you!

Harrock n roll
Arthur Panda Spudz (Panda is his middle name) - Cockney east end greengrocer (half a pound of spuds [potatoes])


Wow... that really doesn't work if you speak like a North American. :D
Jelsemium
Member
#7 · Posted: 16 Oct 2011 06:12 · Edited by: Jelsemium
How about an American artist... Hank E. Doodle?

PS - LOVED "Legault-Maillégault!"
calculite
Member
#8 · Posted: 18 Dec 2011 03:08
Pakkijje The Indian mailman (package)
Imi Bodee The Irish doctor ( Aye, me body!)
LomylovesTintij
Member
#9 · Posted: 31 Jul 2012 19:48
Rosemary, A girl at the age of Tintin who is very classy and has a love interest of Tintin (Plumb, why...hello)
tintinsgf
Member
#10 · Posted: 2 Aug 2012 17:01 · Edited by: tintinsgf
Hanyamata, a Japanese spy (taken from Indonesian "eyes only").

I think I have more, but oh dear, none other than this one stuck in my head now.

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