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Tornadoboy
03-14-2007, 05:06 PM
I'm going to have my female protag name her two cats after a famous romantic couple and I'm looking for some suggestions, they need to be well know as so the reader will immediately get the irony since my character normally comes across as cold and unfeeling.

Of course Romeo and Juliet immediately come to mind but they're a little too obvious for my tastes, and while Rhett and Scarlett of "Gone with the Wind" are not out of the realm of possibility they suffer from the same problem.

I'm sure the answer is staring me right in the face but at the moment I'm drawing a blank, any help will be appreciated.

Maryn
03-14-2007, 05:09 PM
Bogey and Bacall?

Namatu
03-14-2007, 05:27 PM
Fred and Ginger? So they were never romantically linked, at least not an acknowledged. ;) But it's still romantic.

MajorDrums
03-14-2007, 05:39 PM
Frank and Ava?

Puma
03-14-2007, 05:41 PM
Depending on what you're writing - how about Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning? Or, Anthony and Cleopatra. Puma

giftedrhonda
03-14-2007, 05:42 PM
Tristan and Isolde? LOL

PattiTheWicked
03-14-2007, 05:47 PM
Nick and Nora.
Elizabeth and Darcy.
Dallas and Roarke.
Kate and Spencer.
Jamie and Claire.

giftedrhonda
03-14-2007, 05:48 PM
Bonnie and Clyde? LOL

Higgins
03-14-2007, 05:49 PM
Tristan and Isolde? LOL


Paul and Virginia?

http://www.oldmapsbooks.com/Book_Pages/B20xx/B2067adven.htm

alleycat
03-14-2007, 05:51 PM
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard

Brad and Jennifer (Oh. Wait. Never mind.)

Tornadoboy
03-14-2007, 05:54 PM
Now that I think about it, given her background I can't see her naming them after any actors or actresses, just fictitious characters, preferably from a novel since she's a die-hard romance novel addict. And again it has to be a couple of names the the vast majority of readers will be able to place right away.

What I'm aiming for is sort of like the old joke of the hard boiled, mean looking biker whom looks as if he could kill with just a stare, only to have everyone find out that he likes to knit or write sappy poetry in his spare time. While its not quite that severe in her case it is sort of along those same lines, I want to give the reader a chuckle or two when they find out what she calls them.

spike
03-14-2007, 05:59 PM
Harry and Sally?

PattiTheWicked
03-14-2007, 06:04 PM
Jack and Rose.

davids
03-14-2007, 06:21 PM
Franky and Johnnie were lovers
oh lawdy how they could love!

Dawno
03-14-2007, 06:29 PM
Rhett and Scarlett

triceretops
03-14-2007, 06:36 PM
Wilder and Radner.

Tri

Sandi LeFaucheur
03-14-2007, 07:15 PM
Anthony and Cleopatra
Charles and Diana (!)
Charles and Camilla (!!)
Cathy and Heathcliffe

Sandi LeFaucheur
03-14-2007, 07:17 PM
Rebecca and Maxim de Winter

MajorDrums
03-14-2007, 07:42 PM
Peter Pan & Wendy

Jersey Chick
03-14-2007, 07:43 PM
What about...

Luke and Laura

Han and Leia

Ralph and Alice

Just my two cents! :)

Namatu
03-14-2007, 07:50 PM
I vote for Luke and Laura.

Cathy C
03-14-2007, 07:55 PM
What I'm aiming for is sort of like the old joke of the hard boiled, mean looking biker whom looks as if he could kill with just a stare, only to have everyone find out that he likes to knit or write sappy poetry in his spare time.

Hagrid & Maxime? (think Harry Potter)

citymouse
03-14-2007, 08:03 PM
Abelard & Heloise
Antony & Cleopatra
Napoleon & Josephine
Victoria & Albert
Maximillian & Carlotta
Nicholas & Alexandra
John (Rolfe) & Pocahontas
Shan & Mumtaz (see Taj Mahal

brianm
03-14-2007, 08:25 PM
Fabio and Anna Nicole? (May she rest in peace.)

kborsden
03-14-2007, 08:49 PM
Pyramus and Thisbe
(the original Romeo and Juliette)

Annie O
03-14-2007, 08:53 PM
Merlin and Nimue (pronounced Nimway)

Annie O
03-14-2007, 08:59 PM
Sir Lancelot and Lady Geneviere
or Arthur and Geneviere

spike
03-14-2007, 09:12 PM
Ricky and Lucy?

Tornadoboy
03-15-2007, 04:33 PM
Tristan and Isolde are tempting and rank up there alongside Rhett and Scarlett, although with the later I would have the added irony with my female protag's tempermental nature and her rough and tumble relationship with my male protag.
However Tristan and Isolde would add a touch of class and make her seem a bit more educated and well read, in her own way she is rather bookish. I guess I'll have to chew on the idea a little while, its an interesting suggestion.

Anthony and Cleopatra run along those lines too, and Cleo always makes a cute name for a cat! I could have her calling them Tony and Cleo, and have my mp make the connection for the reader.

It's not a life and death decission and overall the whole thing is little more than a funny footnote in the story, but still I thought I'd through the question out there to AW's collective brainpower.

giftedrhonda
03-15-2007, 04:47 PM
Either would work well--good luck with it!

C.bronco
03-15-2007, 04:57 PM
Since Antony and Cleopatra, and Catherine and Heathcliffe were already taken, how about Joannie and Chachi?

Marlys
03-15-2007, 05:25 PM
I like Cathy & Heathcliff.

Jane & Mr. Rochester.

Sampson & Delilah.

Alexander & Hephaistion.

Lyra Jean
03-15-2007, 06:39 PM
Abelard and Heloise

OverTheHills&FarAway
03-15-2007, 11:29 PM
Elizabeth and Darcy (Fitzwilliam?)

TrainofThought
03-16-2007, 12:45 AM
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning

George and Mary Bailey :D

Mr. Fix
03-16-2007, 01:08 AM
Rosanne and Dan... OK, not that romantic.

Lancelot and Geneviere, isn't this forbotten love?

How about Burton and Taylor? (Richard and Liz)

Provrb1810meggy
03-16-2007, 02:18 AM
Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney.

More tragically, Nancy and Bill.

Both of these are from Oliver by the way. I don't know if Widow Corney is in the book, however, but she is in the musical. Feel free to disregard these, as I think they're horrible suggestions.

Petroglyph
03-16-2007, 05:52 AM
I like Cathy & Heathcliff.

Jane & Mr. Rochester.

Sampson & Delilah.

Alexander & Hephaistion.

Ha! Jane and Rochester were exactly what I thought, too!

OverTheHills&FarAway
03-16-2007, 08:45 PM
For a tragic couple you could go with Sid and Nancy (of the Sex Pistols fame.)

Or not.